George Thorogood

Guitarist George Thorogood once compared his music to diner fare, stating that customers do not mind eating cheeseburgers on a regular basis as long as they are igood/i cheeseburgers. That sort of no-nonsense approach ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1950 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Filmography

Music (27)

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song)

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song Performer)

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015 (Movie)

("Move It On Over") (Song Performer)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

("Bad To The Bone") (Song)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Firehouse Dog 2007 (Movie)

('Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Firehouse Dog 2007 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song Performer)

North Country 2005 (Movie)

("I Drink Alone") (Song)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

("Top of the World") (Song)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song Performer)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song Performer)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Problem Child 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Problem Child 1990 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song Performer)

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

("Born to be Bad") (Song Performer)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Two Moon Junction 1988 (Movie)

("Who Do You Love?") (Song Performer)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Slayground 1984 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

("Bad to the Bone") (Song)
Actor (6)

a/k/a Tommy Chong 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

When It Was a Game III (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Guitarist George Thorogood once compared his music to diner fare, stating that customers do not mind eating cheeseburgers on a regular basis as long as they are <i>good</i> cheeseburgers. That sort of no-nonsense approach to rock-n-roll epitomized Thorogood's career, which focused on producing a slew of super-charged rock and blues tracks that drew influence from early 1950s records by such iconic artists as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. Thorogood could rarely be accused of subtlety or originality - there was little variation in sound or material between hits like "Bad to the Bone," "I Drink Alone" and "Willie and the Hand Jive" and the rest of the material recorded over the course of his lengthy career - but then again, the same could be said about Berry, Diddley, Hooker and most early rock and blues performers. His connection to those founding fathers earned him a devoted following among rock traditionalists, though blues purists initially disregarded his output until the new millennium. Thorogood hit his peak in the 1980s with the aforementioned tracks, which received near-constant airplay on rock radio and in feature films, before he settled into the status of favored veteran, enjoying sizable audiences at his concerts while still mining hits on the blues listings. If Thorogood's music was the auditory equivalent of the cheeseburger, his ability to deliver the tastiest, greasiest version on command for over three decades earned him a place in the hearts of roots rockers everywhere.

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