George Thorogood Played Loud and Proud

One of the great Blues/Rock Bands is GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, they got down and dirty, and played Loud and Proud. I thought the only celebrity from Wilmington, Delaware was Joe Biden, but it turns out the George and the boys were another, and much cooler, at least Rockwise.

Are they successful? Well yeah; Two Platinum, and six Gold albums (Out of 20 released). Originally the Delaware Destroyers, they've sold in total around 15 million records, making enough moolah to build a nice house or even castle. As with most groups the lead singer and guitarist Thorogood is the driving force of The Destroyers: Jeff Simon – drums, percussion, Billy Blough – bass guitar, Jim Suhler – rhythm guitar and Buddy Leach – saxophone and piano. Together they are a powerful unit and fun to see if they play near you. They broke out in 1982 with an album titled, BAD TO THE BONE, and a single of the same name.

Fun Fact: George is a true Blues Man, and started his career in the early 70's as a solo acoustic performer in the style of Robert Johnson and Elmore James. But in a couple of years he plugged in an Electric Guitar and some Marshall Amps and began to Rock. So here they are, the heavy rocking George Thorogood and The Destroyers, in their younger days playing their signature song, "Bad to the Bone," Live at the original home of the the Blues, Clarksville, Mississippi (Remember "Last Train to Clarksville?") @therealdonrocks [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif]A version of this post originally appeared on The Don Rocks Facebook page. For more stories like these every day, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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