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- The Cure - Reading 2012http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00z2lzm.jpg2012-09-27T13:43:00ZHighlights of The Cure's set at Reading 2012http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/69ee3720-a7cb-4402-b48d-a02c366f2bcf?clipfocus=p00z2m05Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
The Cure - Reading 2012
- The Story of The Curehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00xtx3j.jpg2012-08-25T02:13:00ZA look back at the career of The Cure who headlined the main stage in Reading 2012.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/69ee3720-a7cb-4402-b48d-a02c366f2bcf?clipfocus=p00xtx3xSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
The Story of The Cure
- The Cure on new musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chkmw.jpg2012-07-08T23:00:01ZFollowing a 3 hour set at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, The Cure's Robert Smith explains why he approaches every gig like it's their last and reveals plans for new music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/69ee3720-a7cb-4402-b48d-a02c366f2bcf?clipfocus=p00vwq89Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys. Their second single, "Boys Don't Cry", became a hit; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music was a staple of the emerging gothic rock genre.
After the release of 1982's Pornography, the band's future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single "Let's Go to Bed" released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band's music and their popularity increased as the decade wore on, with songs like "Just Like Heaven", "Lovesong" and "Friday I'm in Love". The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004[update] and have released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during their career.