Thorogood's favorite TV show as a child was Maverick.
Thorogood is a graduate of Brandywine High School in Wilmington, DE.
Thorogood attended the University of Delaware for a time. That was where he first met his future bandmates.
Thorogood and his band usually open their concerts with the song "Who Do You Love?"
Thorogood and his band members are good friends with the members of a band called The Nighthawks.
George is good friends with fellow rocker Elvin Bishop.
Thorogood is one of the few celebrities/rockers who refuses to discuss politics in interviews.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers have played over 3,000 live concerts during the course of their careers.
The original line-up for George's band was George on guitar, Bill Blough on bass, and Jeff Simon on drums. In 2000, another guitar player, Jim Suhler, was added along with saxophone player Buddy Leach.
Thorogood released his debut album in 1974. It was entitled Better Than the Rest.
Thorogood is 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
Rock and roll legend Bo Diddley appeared with Thorogood in the video of "Bad to the Bone."
Thorogood enjoys attending professional wrestling matches.
George enjoys smoking cigars.
Thorogood played semi-pro baseball for two years in the late 1970's until his bandmates forced him to give up the sport.
Thorogood's song "Born to be Bad" appeared on the soundtrack of the movie Bull Durham.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers appeared on Saturday Night Live on October 2, 1982. They performed "Bad to the Bone."
George Thorogood and the Destroyers appeared on American Bandstand on March 23, 1985. They performed the songs "Gear Jammer" and "Long Gone."
Thorogood's favorite major league baseball team is the New York Mets.
Thorogood's favorite actor is Lee Marvin.
In 1981, George Thorogood and the Destroyers set a record by playing gigs in all 50 states during a 50 day time span. This feat has not been equaled since.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers were the opening act for the Rolling Stones on their 1981 U. S. tour.
Thorogood's nickname in rock and roll circles is Lonesome George.
Thorogood's band, the Destroyers, is sometimes referred to as the Delaware Destroyers after Thorogood's home state.
Thorogood: I know I'm not going to sound like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people.
Thorogood: I knew I had the right material and I knew what I was going after.
Thorogood: There are two kinds of music: the blues and that crap they play on MTV.
Thorogood: Did I think I would last 30 years? No, I didn't think it would have those kind of legs.
Thorogood: Classic rock radio gave us our longevity.