George Thorogood Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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George Thorogood was born on 24 February 1950, in Wilmington, Delaware USA, and is a singer, songwriter, and musician, best known for his hit songs during the 1980s which include “I Drink Alone” and “Bad to the Bone”. He performs with the Delaware Destroyers and has released over 20 albums with the band. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is George Thorogood? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He helped popularize a lot of older songs including “Who Do you Love?” and “Move It on Over”; all of these helped ensure the position of his wealth.

George Thorogood Net Worth $50 million

George started his career in music during the 1970s, when he performed solo acoustic. Soon after, he would form the band the Delaware Destroyers which would also become well known as the Destroyers; their music was a mix of rock and Chicago blues which was a sound they developed. They started performing at the University of Delaware, and then made their first record “George Thorogood & The Destroyers”. In 1978 they released another album, called “Move it on Over” and it had a remake of the Hank Williams song of the same name. The band would prove to be successful, and helped establish Rounder Records. They would release a total of 16 studio albums with five of them certifying gold. They also have six live albums with their first live album certifying platinum. Their second platinum album would be their 1992 compilation album “The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers”.

While performing with the band, George also earned money through working as a roadie for Hound Dog Taylor. He became friends with Jimmy Thackery of The Nighthawks, and would soon tour with them along with the Destroyers. The friendship with the two bands continued as band members would help, and perform with each other in various concerts. In 1981, Thorogood became a support act for The Rolling Stones, which led to him becoming a guest at “Saturday Night Live”. Their popularity was increasing and soon they would tour all 50 US states in a span of 50 days.

After George’s contract with Rounder Records expired, he signed with EMI America Records, then releasing the album “Bad to the Bone”. The song would become a classic and would be used for numerous films and television shows. These include “Miami Vice” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”. The song is still regularly played today and is even played during the football pregame show at Mississippi State University. In 2012, George was named one of The 50 Most Influential Delawareans of the Past 50 Years.

For his personal life, George married Marla Raderman in 1985. It is known that George likes to use a variety of instruments for his performances. He plays a Gibson ES- 125 and Gibson Les Paul. He also used Fender Stratocasters a lot. Aside from that, he is a baseball fan, and even played as a semi-pro during the 1970s. He’s also mentioned that he is a Mets fan.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 24, 1950
Birth place: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:Brandywine High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Marla Raderman (m. 1985)
Children:Rio Thorogood
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1"Ride 'Til I Die" concert tour thoughout North America [May 2003]
2He covered Bob Dylan's "Wanted Man", which he performed at "Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary" at Madison Square in 1992.
3Had breakthrough hit in 1979 with "Move It On Over", a remake of a 1947 Hank Williams hit.
4George Thorogood & The Destroyers opened for The Rolling Stones on their 1981 tour.
5Mostly well-known for the hits "Bad to the bone" and "Cocaine blues".
6Took a break from music in the 1970's to become a pro baseball player
7Blues singer/guitarist


Quotes

#Quote
1[observation, 2014, on not yet being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame] If it happens? Great. If it doesn't happen? Great. I can still play 'Gear Jammer' better than anyone on the planet. I'm still working. All of those things are like gravy on top of your meal. Bonuses to your existence. I just wanna put out good product and make a living.
2There are two kinds of music: the blues, and that bullshit they play on MTV.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
South Park2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure2015writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Man Up2015/Iwriter: "Bad To The Bone"
Shaun the Sheep Movie2015writer: "BAD TO THE BONE"
Bates Motel2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Take Me OutTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Eureka2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nurse Jackie2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure2011Video writer: "Rock and Roll Christmas"
Hawaii Five-0TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Muppets2011writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Megamind2010writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore2010writer: "Bad To The Bone"
The Good Guys2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
MongrelsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Legend of Dick and Dom2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Boil a Frog2009Documentary writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Transylmania2009writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Lucky Luke2009writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Beautiful Kate2009writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Beverly Hills Chihuahua2008writer: "Bad to the Bone"
My Name Is Earl2005-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Firehouse Dog2007performer: "Bad to the Bone" / writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "Bad to the Bone" / writer: "Bad to the Bone"
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary performer: "Bad to the Bone" / writer: "Bad to the Bone"
North Country2005writer: "I Drink Alone"
Las Vegas2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004Video performer: "Mad Man Blues"
Freddy vs Ghostbusters2004Short writer: "Bad to the Bone" - uncredited
According to Jim2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Generation G... G... Gap2004Short writer: "Bad to the Bone" - uncredited
Joe Dirt2001writer: "Bad to the Bone"
The Lone GunmenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
3000 Miles to Graceland2001"Bad to the Bone"
Early Edition2000TV Series 1 episode
Bored Silly2000performer: "I Really Like Girls"
The Parent Trap1998writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Major Payne1995performer: "Bad To The Bone" / writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Married with ChildrenTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1993 performer - 1 episode, 1993
Flesh and Bone1993writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Rock N' Roll Racing1993Video Game music: "Bad to the Bone" - uncredited
Reasonable Doubts1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Problem Child 21991performer: "Bad to the Bone" / writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991writer: "Bad to the Bone" 1982
Problem Child1990performer: "BAD TO THE BONE" / writer: "BAD TO THE BONE"
Talk Radio1988writer: "Bad to the Bone"
Bull Durham1988performer: "Born to Be Bad" / writer: "Born to Be Bad"
Two Moon Junction1988performer: "Who Do You Love?"
Lethal Weapon1987writer: "Bad to the Bone" - uncredited
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine1987TV Movie performer: "Bad To The Bone" / writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986
Crime StoryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Christine1983writer: "Bad To The Bone"
Slayground1983writer: "Bad To The Bone" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sexy Rubber2012Short
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live in '991999Video

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesMusical Guest

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Meet Me on South Street: The Story of JC Dobbs2011Video documentary composer: additional music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Meet Me on South Street: The Story of JC Dobbs2011Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers LIVE from Red Rocks2013TV MovieHimself
New Meet Me on South Street: The Story of JC Dobbs2011Video documentaryHimself - musician
Beisbol2010DocumentaryHimself
George Thorogood & the Destroyers: RockWalk Induction2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Life and Times of H- Bomb Ferguson2006DocumentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2006TV SeriesHimself / Musical Guest
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
A/k/a Tommy Chong2006DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game 32000TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live in '991999VideoHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (at JFK Stadium) (as George Thorogood and the Destroyers)
New American Bandstand 19651981-1985TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Fridays1981TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself

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