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Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wimbledon (pronounced ) is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton and located seven miles (11. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The Cure is a British rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ...


Porl was part of the original lineup when the band was first formed in 1976, however, he was dropped by the time they released their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, in 1979. He rejoined the band in 1983 on saxophone, and helped record the album The Top. During the Top Tour, Porl played the guitar as well as the saxophone, and made his presence known by playing louder and harder than Robert Smith. He also has been credited for playing the keyboard from time to time during the Top Tour and throughout the rest of his tenure as well. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact disc technology in recording his album The Secret Life of Plants Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... The Top is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ...


During his tenure, Porl helped The Cure reach their critical and commercial peak with the four studio albums The Head on the Door, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration, and Wish. He also was present on the band's four live albums Concert, Entreat, Paris, and Show as well as the videos The Cure in Orange and Picture Show. He also helped record the re-release album Mixed Up. The Cure is a British rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... The Head on the Door is an album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Disintegration (album) Disintegration (physics This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ... Entreat is a live album by The Cure, recorded live in the Wembley Arena in London in July 1989. ... Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure in 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993. ... Show is a live album by The Cure, released in 1993 but recorded live in Auburn Hills in 1992 during the hugely popular Wish tour over 2 nights. ... The Cure in Orange Rating: NR Running Time: 113 Minutes Directed by: Tim Pope Plot Description This musical documentary follows British rock group The Cure through their performance at the classic Theater Antique DOrange in the French countryside. ... Mixed Up is The Cures 10th album which was released in November 1990. ...


Porl and designer Andy Vella are the co-founders of Parched Art, which has produced many of the record sleeves found on The Cure albums, many of which Porl himself has drawn or painted. Porl has a sister named Carol Thompson (who used to be married to Simon Gallup) and 2 brothers Andrew and Robert Thompson. The Cure is a British rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Simon Johnathan Gallup was born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England. ...


Porl left the band in 1993 to play with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin during the Page and Plant tour. He also left to spend more time with his family. Interestingly, Porl is married to Janet Smith, younger sister of Robert Smith and together they have 3 sons (Todd, Bodhi and Darcie) and 1 daughter (Noosha). James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born January 9, 1944) is an English musician and widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. ... Robert Plant performing live in 1975. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band who are widely regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time. ... Page and Plant is the name that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured under in the mid-1990s. ... Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ...


Robert Thompson also got married and had 4 children (Luke, Ben, Jordan and Abbie) Ben is carrying on the family music trade and is starting up a band with Harry Crawford. Ben is an up and comming young drummer and hopes to be rich and famous like his uncle Porl soon.


Porl has still remained a painter, and has a collection titled "100% sky" posted at his own site.


Porl rejoined the band for a third time in June 2005.


His unique guitar work can be heard on such songs as "Push" from The Head on the Door, "The Kiss" from Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, "Fascination Street" from Disintegration, and "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" from Wish. The Head on the Door is an album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Fascination Street is the name of a 1989 USA only single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. Track listing 7 Single Fascination Street Babble 12 single Fascination Street Fascination Street (Extended Mix) Out Of Mind Categories: | ... Disintegration (album) Disintegration (physics This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ...


Trivia

  • Porl has the distinction of being the only other band member besides Robert Smith to have worked with every other band member (except for Matthieu Hartley) both past and present.

Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Matthieu Hartley was born in Smallfield, England on February 4th, 1960. ...

External links

  • Official page
  • PorlĀ“s myspace
  • The Cure - A Large Livejournal Fan Community
  • Biography
  • A Pink Dream - An International Forum
The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Boris Williams | Jason Cooper
Discography
Albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Singles: "Killing an Arab" | "Boys Don't Cry" | "Jumping Someone Else's Train" | "A Forest" | "Primary" | "Charlotte Sometimes" | "A Single" | "Let's Go to Bed" | "The Walk" | "The Lovecats" | "The Caterpillar" | "In Between Days" | "Close to Me" | "Why Can't I Be You?" | "Catch" | "Just Like Heaven" | "Hot Hot Hot!!!" | "Fascination Street" | "Lullaby" | "Lovesong" | "Pictures of You" | "Never Enough" | "Close to Me (remix)" | "High" | "Friday I'm in Love" | "A Letter to Elise" | "The 13th" | "Mint Car" | "Gone!" | "Strange Attraction" | "Wrong Number" | "Cut Here" | "End of the World" | "alt.end" | "Taking Off"

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