In 1976, the seventeen-year-old citizen of English town Crawly, Robert Smith, decided to form his own band. His classmates Michael Dempsey, Laurence Tolhurts and Porl Thompson joined him. The band took a name The Easy Cure and immediately got down to writing the material. In half a year, the group reduced the name to The Cure and began recording as a trio - as Porl Thompson left the collective. In 1979, The Cure released the debut - Three Imaginary Boys. However, the artists did not like the result of their work and re-recorded the majority of the material on the disc Boys Don't Cry. The musicians of The Cure formed the band Cult Hero, but it recorded only one single before disbanding. The band suffered the changes in the lineup - Dempsey left The Cure, Simon Gallup replaced him. The Cure went on a tour, during which Robert Smith started a project The Glove with Steven Severin, the member of Siouxsie & The Banshees - the duo created the Blue Sunshine album.
In 1980, The Cure released the ascetic disc Seventeen Seconds with the single A Forest, which became the first big success of The Cure in England. The new wave follow-up Faith was released on cassettes, in a pack with the Carnage Visors film soundtrack. In 1982, the dark and sharp disc Pornography saw light. It produced the single The Hanging Gardens, which was very demonstrative of the moods in the ready to break up band. Music and lyrics of Pornography also bore the trace of the drug abuse, which was common for all the members of The Cure for that moment. During the tour, the artist began to use the well-known image: complicated sizeable hairdo and frightening makeup. Around the same time, Simon Gallup exited the band. In 1984, The Cure issued the psychedelic disc The Top; this release coincided with Thompson's comeback. The decadent long-play The Head On The Door became a hit in 1985, featuring famous songs In Between Days and Close To Me. Double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me was released in 1987, spawning the melodic hits Why Can't I Be You? and Just Like Heaven.
In 1989, the apocryphal album Disintegration saw light. It contained the filled with dark romance tracks Lullaby, Lovesong and Pictures Of You. In May 1990, the remix compilation Mixed Up hit the shelves. The Wish album became the sound triumph of The Cure in the music world. After this release, Porl Thompson left The Cure again - this time in order to join Led Zeppelin. However, he came back in 2005. In 1994, Tolhurst, who exited the band in 1989, started a lawsuit against The Cure, but lost. In 1995, Jason Cooper became the drummer of the collective (before him The Cure saw Andy Anderson and Boris Williams on drums). In 1996, the Wild Mood Swings long-play produced popular hits The 13th and Mint Car. However, this album also signed the end of the commercial rise of The Cure. In 2000, the musicians recorded Bloodflowers. Robert Smith stated that the work was the last part of the trilogy, which was started by Pornography and followed by Disintegration. In 2004, the artists released the collection of b-sides and rarities Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 and the new full-length The Cure. After four years of silence, The Cure announces their work over the new studio attempt, which would be anticipated by four singles. In May 2008, The Only One single took a start. The release of the thirteenth studio album by The Cure is planned for September 2008. In 2004, the artists released the collection of b-sides and rarities Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 and the new full-length The Cure. After four years The Cure announced about working on their new studio attempt. It was anticipated by four singles, and one of them, The Only One, was issued in May 2008. The thirteenth studio album titled 4:13 Dream was released in 2008.