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Singer/guitarist George Thorogood picks his records, artists and gigs of significance, and reveals why Elvis Presley was a freak of nature.  Bad To The Bone rocker George Thorogood has been ripping up stages around the world since the mid-70s with his aptly named band the Destroyers. 

 

With more than 8,000 kick-ass gigs and 15 million album sales on the clock since he started the group in Wilmington, Delaware with Jeff Simon (drums) and Billy Blough (bass), Thorogood has played everywhere, from the funkiest roadhouse bars to Live Aid in Philadelphia and stadium shows with the Rolling Stones. He has just released a full-show deluxe version of his classic album Live in Boston, 1982. READ MORE

Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for January 2021, Fred W! Learn more about Fred below!

Fred Wittner

 

Where are you from?: Danbury

How many years have you been a fan?: 43 years

What is your favorite George Thorogood song: I Drink Alone

How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? What was your favorite show?: 30+ Shows

What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: George put the microphone in front of me last show and let me sing. Gave me the thumbs up.

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 Chad Tyson     102.5 WDVE

 

Had a great conversation with George Thorogood today!

He called in to chat about the new George Thorogood and The Destroyers album "LIVE IN BOSTON, 1982 - The Complete Concert," which is out now. The album title probably sounds familiar...that's because highlights from the November '82 concert at the Bradford Ballroom have been released before, but this is the entire show!

 

There are 24 songs on the new album (12 of which are previously unreleased), it clocks in at about 2 and half hours, and I would honestly rank as one of the best live albums of all time.

We also talked about his early influences, life during the pandemic, returning to touring, and much more.

You can listen to the complete interview

Louder.com 

 
Arguably more Chuck Berryesque than Chuck Berry himself. George Thorogood is a kind of sensei of rock’n’roll, a Zen master of boogie. Had he never written a song himself (and he hasn’t written many), Thorogood would be deserving of honours for his interpretations of the music of John Lee Hooker (One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer), Bo Diddley (Who Do You Love) and Berry himself (just about everything). READ MORE