Robert Smith (musician)

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Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his work as the co-founder, lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member of the rock band the Cure since 1978. His unique guitar-playing style, distinctive singing voice, and fashion sensealmost always sporting a pale complexion, smeared red lipstick, black eye-liner, unkempt wiry black hair, and all-black clotheswere highly influential on the goth subculture that rose to prominence in the 1980s.

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Robert Smith
Smith performing in June 2012
Smith performing in June 2012
Background information
Born (1959-04-21) 21 April 1959 (age 64)
Blackpool, England
OriginCrawley, England
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • keyboards
Years active1972–present
Member ofThe Cure
Formerly of

Smith's other work includes playing the lead guitar for Siouxsie and the Banshees from 1982 to 1984 and being a member of the short-lived band the Glove in 1983. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cure in 2019,[1] and Rolling Stone magazine ranked him as the 157th greatest singer of all time in 2023.[2]

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