In 1976, a seventeen-year-old Robert Smith with his schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (percussions) and Porl Thompson (guitar) made up the group in Crawley, Sussex, England, “The Easy Cure”. The team began to compose their own songs at once. In 1980, they let out a mini-album “Seventeen Seconds”, which clombed in the British charts to the 20th place. The track “A Forest” was the first hit and the band started the first world tour.
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The album “Faith" (1981) was let out with a soundtrack to the movie “Carnage Visors”, and reached the 14th place in the British charts. In the 80s, the group released some more albums and finished several big concert tours. Many subsequent albums and the singles repeated the previous success, constantly taking good positions in charts.
In 1990, there was a collection of remixes of old compositions under the name “Mixed Up” with the only new song “Never Enough” which became a hit. The album “Wish” (1992) occupied the highest position in charts from all the albums of the group— the 1st place in Great Britain and the 2nd in the USA. This album, in some way, predetermines sounding of alternative rock of the 1990s. Materials of the followed “Wish Tour” formed the basis of the concert albums “Show” (1993) and “Paris” (1993). Porl Thompson left the group at this time.
In 1996, the album “Wild Mood Swings" was let out.
In 2003, “The Cure” replaced the label with "Geffen Records". In 2004, they let out a collection “Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978–2001 (The Fiction Years)” with 70 compositions of “The Cure”, including earlier ones that weren't published and other rarities.
In 2006-2007, “The Cure” records new material, and the album “4:13 Dream” appears in 2008.