Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Rock Singer

Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member of the rock band the Cure, which he co-founded in 1978.

Full Name
Robert James Smith
Apr 21, 1959
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Robert Smith was born in England on April 21, 1959. His zodiac sign is Taurus and his ethnicity is English. He grew up in Crawley, West Sussex, and attended St. Wilfrid’s Roman Catholic School and then Notre Dame Middle School. At the age of 17, he formed a band called Malice with his friends Michael Dempsey and Laurence Tolhurst and they released their first single in 1978.

In 1979, Smith joined forces with Simon Gallup and Matthieu Hartley to form The Cure. They released their debut album “Three Imaginary Boys” in 1979 and their follow-up album “Seventeen Seconds” in 1980. Throughout the decade, The Cure released many successful albums including “Pornography” (1982), “The Head on the Door” (1985), “Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me” (1987) and “Disintegration” (1989). During this time, Smith also collaborated with Siouxsie & The Banshees for their 1982 single "The Lord's Prayer".

In 1992, Smith released his first solo album titled “Platinum Collection” which was a compilation of several tracks from The Cure's back catalogue as well as some new material. He then went on to release three more solo albums: “Mixed Up” (1990), “Wild Mood Swings” (1996) and “Bloodflowers” (2000). In 2004, he reunited with The Cure for a world tour which lasted until 2008 when they played their final show together at London's Wembley Stadium 

Throughout his career, Smith has received countless awards including six NME Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Brit Awards and an Ivor Novello Award. He has been inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Cure in 2019 as well as the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2020. He remains one of the most influential figures in rock music today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1944</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Robert Smith is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 21, 1944, Robert Smith was born in London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms The Roosters</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms a band called The Roosters. They play mostly cover songs of popular artists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms The Cure</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms a band called The Cure with drummer Lol Tolhurst. They release their first album, Three Imaginary Boys.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mainstream Success with Seventeen Seconds</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the album Seventeen Seconds which brings The Cure to mainstream success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Pornography</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Cure releases their fourth studio album, Pornography, which is considered one of their most influential albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Brit Award for Best British Group</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Cure wins the Brit Award for Best British Group for the 1989 Brit Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Cure is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Unique Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text"> Robert Smith has a unique and captivating voice that stands out amongst other singers. His distinct vocal range and tone make him instantly recognizable, and his lyrics are poignant and powerful.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Musical Genius</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Robert Smith is an incredible musician and songwriter. He is capable of writing complex melodies and creating innovative sounds with his guitar playing. He is also a great producer, creating some of the most iconic albums in rock music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Impact on Music History</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Robert Smith has had a huge impact on the history of music. His band, The Cure, helped to shape the sound of alternative music for generations to come. He has influenced countless artists, both in the UK and around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Founded Post-Punk Band The Cure</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Robert Smith is the founder and frontman of the post-punk band The Cure, which formed in 1976 and has had numerous hits including Friday I'm in Love and Boys Don't Cry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Got His Start in Punk Rock</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Robert Smith got his start in the punk rock scene, playing in several bands before forming The Cure. He also worked at a record store where he was exposed to a wide range of music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started Writing Songs at Age 11</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At just 11 years old, Robert Smith began writing songs and playing guitar with his brother. He later moved on to bass guitar and even sang lead vocals in some of his early bands.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Influenced by Glam Rockers David Bowie and T. Rex</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Robert Smith has cited glam rockers David Bowie and T. Rex as major influences on his musical style. He was especially inspired by Bowie's theatrical approach to songwriting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has His Own Beer Brand</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Robert Smith launched his own beer brand called "Cure Beer", which is a light lager brewed in Belgium. It made its debut in 2018 and is available internationally.</p></div>


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