Legacy: George Thorogood
Late starter, keeping the blues alive.
As someone who became a pro musician later in life than most – your debut was released when you were twenty-seven years old – you’ve proved to be a survivor.
Yeah. I was shocked to the bone when _One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer _[from his self-titled debut, 1977] got on the radio almost overnight. And then came MTV. So we were in the right place at the right time.
Did that make you appreciate it more?
No, I did not. Not at all. I was ready in 1974. We had our record in the can in 1974, all ready to go, but the labels weren’t interested. By the time we hit I was a pretty old rookie.