The Eternal Cure

It’s hard to image a music scene without the Cure. 

In 1977, Robert Smith formed a group called The Easy Cure with a couple of schoolmates which quickly evolved into just “The Cure.” 

But you can go back even further than that.  When he was 14–this would be about 1973, a few months after he got his first guitar–Robert, his brother Richard and his sister formed a group called the Crawley Goat Band. 

This was followed by another band simply known as The Group.  When they fell apart, Robert was front-and-centre in a band called The Obelisks which was followed by Malice sometime in 1976. 

They became The Easy Cure in January 1977 and finally just the Cure by that summer. 

That’s a long time to be in the music business.  No wonder Robert Smith keeps talking about retiring.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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