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Robert Smith Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
Robert Smith was born on 21st April 1958 in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK. His father name is Alex Smith and his mother name is Rita Smith. There is no much information about his family. He has three siblings namely, Richard Smith, Margaret Smith, and Janet Thompson. His family keeps shifting from one place to another, hence he was brought up in different places. Likewise, he attended St. Francis Primary School. Then, he attended Notre Dame Middle School. Similarly, he attended St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School. He completed his school education by 1977. Robert holds British nationality and belongs to mixed (English-Irish) ethnicity. He has 5 feet 10 inches height and has 80 Kg weight. He has black hair colour and has green eye colour. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Robert Smith Career
Robert Smith began his career started at the age of 14 with the high school band ‘The Crawley Goat Band’ that also included his brother, Richard, sister Janet, and some of his friends as its members. Whereas, he also formed the band ‘Easy Cure’ in 1976 along with Laurence Tolhurst, Pearl Thompson, and Michael Dempsey with Smith performing the role of one of the songwriters and singer. During 1978, the band was renamed as ‘The Cure’ with the dismissal of Pearl Thompson from the group.
Similarly, from 1978 to 1979, the band released the singles ‘Killing an Arab’ and ‘10:15 Saturday Night’. In fact, they also released their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys. Likewise, he also went on a UK tour along with Steve Severin of ‘Siouxsie and the Banshees’, in 1979, for promoting their second album, ‘Join Hands’. During 1980, Michael Dempsey left the band and Simon Gallup, a bass guitarist and Matthieu Hartly, a keyboardist joined the group.
From July 1982 to February 1985, he had to shoulder the entire recording process of ‘The Cure’. Likewise, he also released the solo album ‘The Top’ in 1984, where Smith played all the instruments by himself except the drums. Additionally, throughout the new millennium, he also recorded new albums with The Cure. In addition, these include ‘Bloodflowers’ (2000), ‘The Cure’ (2004) and ‘4:13 Dream’ (2008).
Moreover, Robert won the Brit Award for British Video in 1990. During 2004, he was presented with the Godlike Genius Award by Tim Burton at the Shockwaves NME Awards for his guest appearance in the film ‘Mighty Boosh’. During 2005, he won ‘Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement’ in recognition of his songwriting and composition skills.
Robert Smith Relationship
The 60 years old, Robert Smith is a married man. He married Mary Poole in 1988, whom he met at St. Wilfrid’s when he was 14. He has dedicated his song, ‘Love Song,’ to Mary as his wedding gift. They have mutually agreed not to have children.
Robert Smith Net Worth and Online Presence
The British singer and songwriter, Robert Smith has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth of $25 million USD. Likewise, Robert has around 67.6K followers on Twitter. Whereas, he is not active on Facebook and Instagram.