George Thorogood


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Birth Name: George Thorogood
Born: 02/24/1950
Birth Place: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Born Feb. 24, 1950 in Naamans Manor, a suburb of Wilmington, DE, George Thorogood initially wanted baseball to be his career of choice. After graduating from high school in 1968, he played second base for a minor league team in his home state. But upon seeing blues player John P. Hammond in concert in 1970, Thorogood decided to try his hand at music while still retaining his base. By 1973, he had formed the original lineup of the Delaware Destroyers, which ironically found few interested listeners in that part of the country. Thorogood moved his band up to Boston, MA, where he continued to toil in obscurity. However, he found a mentor in Hound Dog Taylor, a six-fingered slide guitarist whose... Continue Bio >>


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