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The Cure
The Cure Live in Singapore 2- 1st August 2007.jpg
The Cure performing in Singapore in 2007. Left to right: Porl Thompson, Jason Cooper, Robert Smith and Simon Gallup.
Background information
Origin Crawley, England
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts
  • Robert Smith
  • Simon Gallup
  • Roger O'Donnell
  • Jason Cooper
  • Reeves Gabrels

The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys (1979); this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music (as well as Smith's stage look) was a staple of the emerging style of music known as gothic rock.

The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

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