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The Cures Lol Tolhurst Cured

October 18, 201617 min
For the first time in the band’s forty-year history, here is the incredible story of The Cure—virtual inventors of alternative music—from someone who was there at the very beginning. Because Robert Smith prefers to let the band’s songs speak for themselves, Cured is the only insider memoir of the group that’s helped generations navigate their angst-filled teen years. A founding “imaginary boy,” Lol Tolhurst threads the genesis of The Cure through his adolescence with Smith, the iconic leader of the group, to their stratospheric rise as one of the most influential, critically acclaimed, and commercially successful bands of modern times. After forming in 1976, Lol and The Cure racked up an impressive number of achievements that includes selling over 27 million units worldwide and earning 40 Platinum and Gold Records in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The band’s journey to global success is woven into a story that reveals the highs and lows of the lifelong friendship between Lol and Robert,

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