Curt Smith

Born Jun 24, 1961

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Curt Smith.


1961 Birth Born on June 24, 1961.


1981 20 Years Old After Graduate and Neon disbanded, Smith and Orzabal founded Tears for Fears in 1981. Their debut album, 1983's The Hurting, reached no.1 in the UK and produced three international hit singles – "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" – each with lead vocals performed by Smith.
1982 21 Years Old Smith has been married twice. His first wife was Lynda "Lynne" Altman, whom he married in 1982.
1985 24 Years Old Their 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair was even more successful, yielding hits including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (with Smith again on lead vocals), "Shout," and "Head Over Heels" (which Smith co-wrote). … Read More
1988 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, Smith appeared at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute performing "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", with accompanying musicians Phil Collins, Midge Ure, and Mark Brzezicki on stage.
1989 28 Years Old In 1989, Smith appeared onstage with various other performers at Stevie Wonder's birthday concert at London's Wembley Arena. … Read More


1991 30 Years Old Following another world tour, increasing tensions between himself and Orzabal prompted Smith to leave the band in 1991 and he moved to New York. … Read More
1993 32 Years Old After leaving Tears for Fears, Smith released his first solo album, Soul on Board, in 1993. … Read More
2000 39 Years Old During 2000, Smith began work on what was to become Halfway, Pleased, but the project was put on hold when he re-established contact with Roland Orzabal again after almost a decade of silence. … Read More


2008 47 Years Old Smith finally released the album in the U.S. and the rest of the world in May 2008 via his own KOOK Media label. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith has made limited live concert appearances in the Los Angeles area to support Halfway, pleased. In January 2009, he announced that he will perform a weekly residency at The Standard Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA during the month of February 2009.
2010 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2010, Smith released the standalone single "All Is Love (featuring Zoë Keating)," the first track in what he says will be an album-length project of collaborations with artists he meets via social media. … Read More


Smith and longtime collaborator Charlton Pettus composed and recorded the score for the 2011 film Meth Head, starring Lukas Haas. … Read More
2013 52 Years Old He again appeared as himself in the show's 100th episode, "100 Clues", in March 2013. … Read More
2014 53 Years Old In 2014, Smith appeared in the horror film Crazy Bitches as a Police Detective. … Read More
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