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George Thorogood still going strong after 40 years

By: Mercedez Quinlan, for NorthernLife.ca

 | May 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM |
George Thorogood has been around now for 40 years and the large crowd at the Sudbury Arena indicated he is still a force to be reckoned with. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

George Thorogood has been around now for 40 years and the large crowd at the Sudbury Arena indicated he is still a force to be reckoned with. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

Sixteen studio albums — two that were certified platinum, six that have been certified gold, that have sold 15 million albums worldwide — has only made George Thorogood a greater artist.

Thorogood has been around now for 40 years and the large crowd at the Sudbury Arena indicated he is still a force to be reckoned with. Bodies swaying, arms waving, fans singing along and standing ovations are a testament to this man's ability to entertain — and entertain he did.

It was also evident that Sudbury embraced him. Sandra is one of those Sudburians who feels Thorogood's earthiness relates to the common person. She said he has excellent rhythm and lyrics that everyone can relate to.

Thorogood was having fun with the crowd, telling them he would do everything in his power to get arrested. The cops in attendance were too into his music to bust him.

Thorogood would periodically refer to Sudbury in endearing terms such as Sudbury is the best kept secret in Ontario, which made the crowd grow wild.

A young fellow, accompanied by his mom on his first concert, was obviously enjoying the music, which was a real testament to Thorogood's relevance after all these years.

Gilles and Robert, a father and son team, feel Thorogood offers good old fashioned rock and roll.

Linda agreed and suggested Thorogood's music is great on the fishing boat.

Thorogood who is an excellent singer, guitarist and entertainer and had a great audience connection. He oozed charisma which the crowd ate up.

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