Wildly Successful Bands Who Got Their Start While In School

Jenna Goldberg | April 11, 2019 3:57 pm

The Cure Started Out As Little Boys

The Cure
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The founding members of the Cure were school friends attending Notre Dame Middle School in Crawley, West Sussex. They called themselves Obelisk with the original members consisting of Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, Laurence Tolhurst, Marc Ceccagno, and Alan Hill.

However, once Smith began attending high school at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Comprehensive School, there were some changes in the band’s lineup. They then changed their name to Easy Cure and signed to Hansa Records. Soon after, the contract was dissolved with Smith claiming that “They just thought they could turn us into a teen group.”