How much is George Thorogood worth?
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||February 24, 1950|
|Country:||United States of America|
About George Thorogood
The demo version of Better Than the Rest by Thorogood was recorded in 1974, but the full-length version did not come out until 1979. The album George Thorogood and the Destroyers, which was released in 1977, served as his first significant recording debut at the time of its release. Move It on Over was the title of Thorogood and the Destroyers’ next album, which was released in 1978. The album includes a cover version of “Move It on Over” by Hank Williams.
Thorogood has spent the majority of his life as a baseball fan, and he even played semi-professional baseball as a second baseman back in the 1970s. He sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for his daughter at her first major league baseball game, which was the Cubs taking on the Rockies and taking place in Chicago.
Thorogood got his start in the music industry as a solo acoustic artist in the vein of Robert Johnson and Elmore James, following a concert by John P. Hammond in 1970 served as an inspiration for him. In 1973, he and his friend and fellow drummer from high school, Jeff Simon, established a band known as the Delaware Destroyers.
Thorogood has published over 20 albums with his band the Delaware Destroyers, two of which have been awarded the Platinum certification, and six of which have been awarded the Gold certification. He has amassed 15 million record sales all around the world. Thorogood and his band have continued their continuous touring, and in 2014, they celebrated the band’s 40th year of performing together as a unit.
In the latter half of the 1970s, Thorogood and his band called Boston their home base. Jimmy Thackery, guitarist for the blues band The Nighthawks, from Washington, District of Columbia, was a friend of his. During their respective tours in the 1970s, both the Destroyers and the Nighthawks made stops in Georgetown, where they performed at venues that were directly across the street from one another. When Nighthawks bass player Jan Zukowski supported Thorogood’s set with Bo Diddley and Albert Collins at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 13, 1985, the connection with the Nighthawks was strengthened even further.
Thorogood got a contract with EMI America Records after his agreement with Rounder Records came to an end. In 1982, he released the song “Bad to the Bone” as well as an album with the same name, both of which achieved gold certification. Due to its appearances on MTV as well as its inclusion in movies, television shows, and commercials, the song eventually became the band’s most well-known tune. Maverick and Born to Be Bad, both of which were released by Thorogood and his band throughout the 1980s, went on to become certified gold studio albums.
Thorogood was honored with a place on the list of the “50 Most Influential Delawareans of the Past 50 Years” in the year 2012. Party of One was the title of his debut genuine solo album, which was released in 2017.
With the success of his own compositions “high-energy boogie-blues” and “Bad to the Bone” his “I Drink Alone” sound established itself as a mainstay on rock radio in the 1980s. Additionally, he has contributed to the rise in popularity of earlier songs originally recorded by American icons. Some examples of these songs include “Move It on Over” “Who Do You Love?” and “House Rent Blues/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”. Thorogood was honored with the Mississippi Music Project Hall of Fame Award and induction on March 14, 2020 in Biloxi, Mississippi. These honors were bestowed upon him in recognition of his unwavering dedication to the music industry throughout his whole life.