George Thorogood
George Thorogood
Celebrated Name: George Thorogood
Real Name/Full Name: George Lawrence Thorogood
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: February 24, 1950
Birth Place: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 1 inch
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marla Raderman (m. 1985)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rio Thorogood)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is George Thorogood Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter, Musician
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2023: $70 Million
Last Updated: November 2023

George Lawrence Thorogood is an American singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known for his high-energy boogie-blues sound that became a prime and essential feature of the 1980’s rock radio. Thorogood has given several hits in his career that includes “I Drink Alone,” and “Bad to the Bone.” He has contributed towards popularizing older classic songs by leading American personalities such as “House Rent Blues/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Who Do You Love?” and “Move It on Over.”

Under his band, “the Destroyers,” he has released more than twenty music albums, of which two of them have been assigned Platinum certification, and six of them have got Gold certification. Throughout his tenure, Thorogood has sold around fifteen million albums all across the world. Thorogood has extensively toured Australia and New Zealand for the promotion of music albums.

Maybe you know about George Thorogood very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of George Thorogood’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

George Thorogood was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the United States, on January 24, 1950. His birth name is George Lawrence Thorogood. He received his education from Brandywine High School. When he was a child, he got motivated by John P. Hammond’s concert. He started his early career in the 1970s as a solo acoustic performer. His music style gives a glimpse of Elmore James and Robert Johnson.

George formed his music band, as “the Delaware Destroyers” with his fellow friend and drummer named Jeff Simon. This band developed rock and roll, and a fine blend of Chicago blues. The first show of the band took place at the Delaware University.

Personal Life

On July 16, 1985, George Thorogood tied in a wedding knot with Marla Raderman. The couple gave birth to one child named Rio Thorogood.

George Thorogood is fond of playing baseball. Before entering the field of music, he was a former semi-professional baseball player. He has played semi-pro ball during the 1970s. He went to Chicago with his daughter for her debut major league game. The game took place between two rival groups as Cubs and Rockies. During the game, George sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to cheer spectators and fans who were present at the venue.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 February 1950, George Thorogood is 73 years old as of today’s date 28th November 2023. His height is 6 ft 1 inch tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


Thorogood’s demo album, Better Than the Rest got released in 1979. In the next year, he came up with his major recording debut in the year with his album “George Thorogood and the Destroyers.” In the next year, he released one more album with the Destroyers band. It titled “Move It on Over.” The early success of this band led to an increase in the folk label “Rounder Records.”

Thorogood received his first-ever mainstream exposure for the Rolling Stones in 1981 U.S. tour. He got featured as a guest on Season 8 and the second episode of Saturday Night Live on the October 2, 1982 broadcast.

Their band Destroyers comprised several talented music artists, as Thorogood (guitar), Jeff Simon (drums), and Michael Lenn (bass).

After releasing three music albums with “Rounder,” he entered into a deal with “Capitol Records” and recorded several more records in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1985, he, along with other band members, appeared at Live Show, where they played with blues legend “Albert Collins.”

Some of his critically acclaimed studio albums include:

  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1977) (Gold certification)
  • Move It on Over (1978) (Gold certification)
  • Better Than the Rest (released in 1979) (Recording was done in 1974)
  • More George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1980)
  • Bad to the Bone (1982) (Gold certification)
  • Maverick (1985) (Gold certification)
  • Nadine (1986)
  • Born to Be Bad (1988) (Gold certification)

His solo studio album

  • Party of One (2017)

Awards & Achievements

George is a talented and accomplished musician, songwriter, and singer in America. Throughout his career, he has given several original hit songs that include “I Drink Alone,” and “Bad to the Bone.”

For his song “Get a Haircut,” Thorogood stood at No. 2nd on the “Billboard Album Hit Rock Tracks” chart (1992).

In 2012, he was counted as one of the “Fifty Most Influential Delawareans of the Last Fifty Years.” In 2017, he came up with his first solo album as Party of One (2017).

Many of his music albums received Gold certification that included George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1977), Move It on Over (1978), Bad to the Bone (1982), Maverick (1985), Born to Be Bad (1988).

These albums garnered immense popularity among fans. His albums “I Drink Alone” ranked on Billboard Hot 100 hit. In 1985, he performed with Albert Collins at the Live Aid show.

Net Worth & Salary of George Thorogood in 2023

George Thorogood Net Worth
George Thorogood Net Worth

George has an estimated net worth of $70 Million as of November 2023. After serving the music contract with “Rounder Records,” Thorogood signed a contract with EMI America Records. He also made appearances in films, MTV, television shows, and commercials.

“Thorogood and the Destroyers” became popular among music fans all across the world. For the promotion of the band, George toured in all fifty US states and covered them in fifty days. In his tough touring schedule, he performed two shows in these states daily.

After the success of his debut album, “George Thorogood & The Destroyers,” he went on with another successful release as “Move It On Over.” In 1981, he went on tour with “The Rolling Stones” and featured on “Saturday Night Live.” With EMI America Records, he released his famous song “Bad to the Bone” in 1982.

The song was featured in a handful of television shows and films that includes “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, “Christine,” “Married… with Children”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” etc. Since 1977, he has sixteen studio albums with the band Destroyers, which includes five gold certifications and two platinum certifications.

George Lawrence Thorogood has made a respectable place in the American entertainment industry. For his remarkable musical creations, he was regarded as one of the fifty most influential people from Delaware in the past fifty years.


  1. George and his fellow band members are greatly underrated. I have been listening to and exposing others to his music since 1982 or 1983. When I played the Bad to the Bone album for the first time, I was hooked before side A of the album was finished.
    No one else has matched or defeated his record of “50 states in 50 dates” tour schedule. George and the Destroyers are definitely one of a kind, highly underrated, extremely professional, talented musicians.
    In August of 2021 I saw you in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    Keep on going George, many of us are behind you and your band. Thank you.


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