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A painter paints pictures on canvas but musicians paint their pictures in silence, this line is very well proved by Robert James Smith popularly known as Robert Smith who is an English singer, songwriter, as well as a musician.
Moreover, this renowned personality rose to huge fame as the guitarist, lead singer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, principal songwriter, and the one and only consistent member of the rock band the Cure which was co-founded by him in 1976.
Recently, he came into the limelight by appearing on the CHVRCHES’ song “How Not To Drown” from their album Screen Violence in June 2021.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 21 April 1959, this eminent singer turned 63 years old. He seems very tall with his towering height which is 178 in centimeters and 5’10” in feet & inches. He is very conscious about his physique and maintains himself with a weight of 80 in kilograms and 176 lbs in pounds.
Robert has established himself as a very successful singer who has earned a very decent amount of net worth through his professional career. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $25 million approximately. Through his earnings, he is able to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. His personality is enhanced by his green eyes and black hair.
Education / Family
Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, the United Kingdom, Robert belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is the loving and talented son of Alex Smith (father) and Rita Smith (mother). Moreover, he grew up with his three siblings named Richard Smith, Margaret Smith, and Janet Thompson.
Apart from that, when Robert was just three years old, his family moved to Horley where he enrolled at St Francis’ Primary School. Furthermore, when he was at the age of six, his family moved to Crawley where he was admitted to St Francis’ Junior School.
Later, from 1970 to 1972, Smith attended Notre Dame Middle School. After that, he studied at St Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School from 1972 to 1977.
|Birth Place||Blackpool, England|
|Date of birth||21st April 1959|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’10”
In centimeters: 178 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 80 kg
In pounds: 176 lbs
|Sexual orientation||Not Known|
|School||Notre Dame Middle School and St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School.|
|Home town||Blackpool, England|
|Fathers name||Alex Smith|
|Mothers name||Rita Smith
|Sisters||Janet Thompson and Margaret Smith|
Career / Fashion and Style
Robert took the first step towards his career at the age of 14 with the high school band ‘The Crawley Goat Band’ which also included his sister, Janet, brother, Richard, and some of his friends as its members. Later, in the year 1976, he formed the band along with Pearl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey.
However, the band was renamed ‘The Cure’ in 1978 with the dismissal of Pearl Thompson from the group. Furthermore, the band released the singles ‘10:15 Saturday Night’ and ‘Killing an Arab’ from the year 1978 to 1979. In fact, their debut album, “Three Imaginary Boys” won the heart of millions of people.
Other than this, in the year 1979, Robert went on a UK tour along with Steve Severin of ‘Siouxsie and the Banshees’ in order to promote their second album, ‘Join Hands’. Besides this, Smith had to shoulder the entire recording process of ‘The Cure’ from July 1982 to February 1985.
Moreover, in the year 1984, he also released the solo album ‘The Top’ in which he played all the instruments by himself except the drums. Additionally, he also recorded new albums with The Cure including ‘Bloodflowers’ (2000), ‘The Cure’ (2004), and ‘4:13 Dream’ (2008). After that, he has also contributed vocals to the song “Please” in the year 2015 from the album 8:58.
On 15th June 2015, a single was released by Twilight Sad featuring Smith covering “There’s a Girl in the Corner”. In fact, Smith has also contributed vocals to “In All Worlds”, a single from Eat Static’s album Dead Planet in the year 2015.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Robert is a married man who tied the sacred knot of marriage Mary Poole in the year 1988. Moreover, the couple first met each other at St. Wilfrid’s when he was 14. As of now, this sweet couple is living a happy and blissful life.
Here we are providing the list of favorites of Robert Smith:
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite sports||Not Known|
|Favorite food||Not Known|
|Favorite color||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Robert Smith
- His Zodiac Sign is Taurus.
- Robert and his younger sister named Janet received piano lessons as children.
- He has such poor eyesight he can’t focus beyond the end of his hand. He wears glasses when not on stage.
- He dedicated his song, “Love Song” to his wife as a wedding gift.
- Smith and The Cure featured twice in the second series of ‘The Mighty Boosh’.
- In the year 2019, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cure.
- His sister, Margaret Smith died in the year 1995 after suffering a stroke eight days earlier that had left her in a coma.