Robert Smith

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  • Birth Name: Robert James Smith
  • Birth Place: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Attended the famed 1970 Isle of Wight Festival at age 11 with his brother.
  • Formed a band called the Easy Cure in 1976, which later became the Cure.
  • Filled in as a guitarist for Siouxsie and the Banshees when the group's guitarist quit in the middle of a tour in 1979 and again in 1983 when another guitarist fell ill.
  • Favorite songs of the 1980s include ABC's "Look of Love," Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain," Chaka Khan's "I Feel for You" and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love." 
  • Considers "Just Like Heaven" to be the best song the Cure ever recorded.
  • Lent his voice to a 1998 episode of South Park in which he and Barbra Streisand do battle.
  • Was honored (as a part of the Cure) with the 2009 Godlike Genius Award at the Shockwaves NME Awards.

Relationships

  • Janet — Sister
  • Alex Smith — Father
  • Rita Smith — Mother
  • Richard Smith — Brother
  • Mary Poole — Wife
  • Margaret — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert James Smith
  • Birth Place: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter