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George Thorogood and the Destroyers

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Miami Vice Performer
Members
George Thorogood, Jeff Simon, Billy Blough, Jim Suhler, Buddy Leach
Active
1974-present


George Thorogood and the Destroyers are an American blues rock band whose songs "Bad to the Bone" (in the episode "Nobody Lives Forever", "Gear Jammer" (in the episode "Walk-Alone"), and "Who Do You Love" (in the episode "Viking Bikers from Hell") appeared in the series Miami Vice.

Career

Thorogood was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He began his music career in 1976 with his self-titled debut album with his backing band, The Destroyers (featuring his song "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"), followed by Move It On Over (featuring the title track and "Who Do You Love"), Better Than The Rest (recorded in 1974 but released in 1979), then Bad to the Bone (featuring the title track was released in 1982 after touring as the opening act for The Rolling Stones during their 1981 American tour and hosting Saturday Night Live. The single "Bad to the Bone" is a staple at classic rock stations (as are most of Thorogood's songs) as well as used in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials. 1985's Maverick featured "Gear Jammer", "Willie and the Hand Jive", and "I Drink Alone". Thorogood continues to release albums (his 2009 album, The Dirty Dozen, reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums and his latest, 2011's 2120 South Michigan Ave. reached #2 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart) and occasionally tours.

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