Fans from around the world have been sending birthday wishes to Robert Smith this morning.
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The Cure frontman turns 60 today (April 21) and fans have been sending their best wishes to Smith as well as sharing photographs of Smith through the ages.
One fan said “Happy 60th Birthday…without your music I’d be lost.” Another said “Happy 60th birthday to this legend” before sharing pictures of Smith at gigs she’d been to from The Cure’s beginnings to the current day.
You can see a selection of the birthday wishes below.
Happy 60th birthday to Robert Smith. ? pic.twitter.com/XHMHWz8CtZ
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) April 21, 2019
— Luci Morningstar (@ArrigoAnne) April 20, 2019
— The Cure Argentina (@CureenArgentina) April 20, 2019
— Msspilkes (@msspilkes) April 21, 2019
“For how much longer can I howl into this wind….?”
— 1_Imaginary_Boy (@1_Imaginary_Boy) April 21, 2019
— Frazer Lee (@frazer_lee) April 21, 2019
— Sarah Booker (@cure_girl80) April 21, 2019
Happy birthday to the greatest Robert Smith!!! pic.twitter.com/pNKCZa06qK
— Deák-Takács Zsuzsa (@zszsa3) April 21, 2019
— Melanie Goulder (@pinkhairedgoth) April 21, 2019
This guy is 60 tomorrow ??? if only he knew that I am currently en route from Cork to Dublin to celebrate his birthday tonight he would prob say I was mad ?but I love him so much and would go anywhere for him!?? @DefyingCulture @fibbermagees #RobertSmith #RobertSmithisGod pic.twitter.com/5zGkcE66uG
— Stephanie Wall (@stephmwall) April 20, 2019
— Music twitts (@OnlyGoosebumps) April 21, 2019
Happy 60 today, for @TheCure's figurehead Robert Smith! ?
— Rock Werchter (@RockWerchter) April 21, 2019
Earlier this week, director Tim Pope offered a glimpse into his upcoming film that celebrates The Cure’s 40th anniversary.
The Cure celebrated four decades since the release of their debut single ‘Killing An Arab’ last year with a Hyde Park show, while 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys‘. This summer, the band will also headline Glastonbury Festival.
While a release date or full details of the film are yet to emerge, Pope previously explained that it will be led by Smith.
“So, 2018 will see me collaborating with Robert on a feature-length, chronological documentary of The Cure’s history from the 1970s via present day to the future. Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration,” the director said at the end of 2017.
Meanwhile, it’s believed that The Cure are also wrapping up work on their first album in ten years – which Smith has described as “incredibly intense.”