Courtesy Randle G Mielke - Beacon News

Blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter George Thorogood selects songs to perform just to make people happy.

“It’s like a menu at a restaurant,” Thorogood said. “You want to put something on there that people want.”

George Thorogood and The Destroyers will perform on Aug. 4 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. Playing before Thorogood is the rock group Foghat. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

“At live performances, you don’t want the obscure songs from albums that did not do well,” Thorogood said. “We will be playing all the hits.”

Those hits include “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love?,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “You Talk Too Much” and “If You Don't Start Drinking, I'm Gonna Leave,” among others.

Unlike some other songwriters, Thorogood, who wrote “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” among others, does not write about personal, painful issues.

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