The Musical World of Rocky Horror

Tim Curry (Red Carpet)Rocky Horror Picture Show Credits (Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter)

Born: As Timothy James Curry on April 19th, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England.

Tim Curry is synonymous with Rocky Horror, for many people. He originated the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter on stage in the Original London Cast of The Rocky Horror Show. When the play was first produced in the U.S. at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, Tim Curry was the only original cast member to reprise his role there as well as on Broadway in its short-lived run at the Belasco Theater. He then made his famous film debut as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). This helped greatly to launch Tim Curry's career, and he has since gone on to become a widely acclaimed actor and singer on stage and screen as well as a prolific voice actor.

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Tim Curry: 4 links

Tim Curry: 10 albums

Sweet Transvestite by The Original London Cast of The Rocky Horror ShowSweet Transvestite 7" Single by The Original London Cast of The Rocky Horror Show (1973) - Backed with Time Warp.
The Rocky Horror Show (Let's Do The Time Warp Again!)The Rocky Horror Show (Original London Cast) (1973) - Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London. Featuring Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell, Jonathan Adams, et al.
Baby Love by Tim CurryBaby Love 7" Single (1976) - Promotional single. Backed with a stereo version of the song.
Read My Lips by Tim CurryRead My Lips LP (1978)
Fearless by Tim CurryFearless LP (1979)
I Do The Rock by Tim CurryI Do The Rock 12" Single (1979) - Promotional single. Backed with radio edits of "Paradise Garage" and "Charge It".
I Do The Rock by Tim CurryI Do The Rock 7" Single (1979) - Radio edit. Backed with "Hide This Face".
Simplicity by Tim CurrySimplicity LP (1981)
Working On My Tan by Tim CurryWorking On My Tan 7" Single (1981) - Radio edit. Backed with "On A Roll".
The Best Of Tim CurryThe Best Of Tim Curry CD (1989) - Compilation album, with two previously unreleased live tracks.

Tim Curry: 19 videos

15th Anniversary (Tim Curry)15th Anniversary (Tim Curry) - 1 minute 1 second (572x360, 30 fps, 6.8 MB). "It's so comforting to know there are so many people in this world sicker than I am. I think I'm the only person here tonight who doesn't look like me." Introduced by Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry makes his appearance on stage at the 15th Anniversary Convention. Can also see Sal Piro, Patricia Quinn, and Barry Bostwick in the background.
Clue (Theatrical Trailer)Clue (Theatrical Trailer) - 1 minute 33 seconds (640x360, 24 fps, 10.4 MB). "Every person in this room has the perfect motive... for murder. But only one of these suspects IS the murderer." Tim Curry stars as Wadsworth, the butler, in this 1985 film.
Cold Case (Creatures of the Night Part 2)Cold Case (Creatures of the Night Part 2) - 21 minutes 54 seconds (624x350, 24 fps, 146.6 MB). Video continued from Part 1. This entire episode of Cold Case is centered around The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with several clips from the film, numerous songs from the soundtrack being played during flashback segments, and to top it all off Barry Bostwick playing the serial killer Roy Brigham Anthony (while also appearing on-screen as Brad Majors). Originally aired on May 1st, 2005.
Rock Follies of '77 (Street Signs Rehearsal)Rock Follies of '77 (Street Signs Rehearsal) - 1 minute 48 seconds (540x422, 25 fps, 12.1 MB). "Well lunge, Ladies. Lunge... and SNARL!" Tim Curry rehearses his musical number Street Signs with The Little Ladies as rock star Stevie Streeter, in the first episode of the Rock Follies of '77 series.
Rock Follies of '77 (Yowza!)Rock Follies of '77 (Yowza!) - 47 seconds (540x422, 25 fps, 5.2 MB). "It's been just boss meeting you. I think everything's going to work out just fine. Yowza! I do." Tim Curry delivers this amusing line as rock star Stevie Streeter, in the first episode of the Rock Follies of '77 series. In the scene afterwards, Little Nell appears as secretary Sandra LeMon - making gold records.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Teaser Trailer)Rocky Horror Picture Show (Teaser Trailer) - 30 seconds (540x412, 24 fps, 3.4 MB). "A Different Set of Jaws".
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Theatrical Trailer)Rocky Horror Picture Show (Theatrical Trailer) - 2 minutes 59 seconds (540x412, 30 fps, 20.0 MB). "You've seen all kinds of movies, but you've never seen anything like The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Saturday Night Live 1981 (Mick!)Saturday Night Live 1981 (Mick!) - 7 minutes 51 seconds (472x360, 30 fps, 37.6 MB). Host Tim Curry channels Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones for this extended skit in the seventh season of Saturday Night Live, originally airing on December 5th, 1981.
Saturday Night Live 1981 (Tim and Meat's One-Stop Rocky Horror Shop)Saturday Night Live 1981 (Tim and Meat's One-Stop Rocky Horror Shop) - 2 minutes 42 seconds (472x360, 30 fps, 13.0 MB). Host Tim Curry and musical guest Meat Loaf present a commercial for "Tim and Meat's One-Stop Rocky Horror Shop" in the seventh season of Saturday Night Live, originally airing on December 5th, 1981.
The Promised Land (1981-12-05) by Meat LoafThe Promised Land (1981-12-05) by Meat Loaf - 4 minutes 47 seconds (472x360, 30 fps, 22.8 MB). Host Tim Curry introduces musical guest Meat Loaf performing 'The Promised Land' (a Chuck Berry song) in the seventh season of Saturday Night Live, originally airing on December 5th, 1981. "I hacked him to death in the movie we made together, and now he's gonna kill you." The song was later recorded for Meat Loaf's poorly received 1983 album, Midnight at the Lost and Found.
Anything Can Happen On Halloween (The Worst Witch) by Tim CurryAnything Can Happen On Halloween (The Worst Witch) - 3 minutes 15 seconds (540x420, 30 fps, 21.8 MB). Tim Curry's big musical number as The Grand Wizard, in HBO's 1986 original film The Worst Witch. As near as we can tell, someone had access to a video editing machine with a number of different effects and was determined to use EVERY SINGLE ONE of them in this segment. Very trippy!
Charge It (1979-12-13) by Tim CurryCharge It (1979-12-13) - 4 minutes 35 seconds (320x240, 25 fps, 10.8 MB). Tim Curry performs live on the West German "Der Musikladen" (The Music Shop) television program. Here he performs "Charge It", in support of his Fearless LP. Originally aired on December 13th, 1979.
Hide This Face (1979-12-13) by Tim CurryHide This Face (1979-12-13) - 2 minutes 18 seconds (320x240, 25 fps, 5.4 MB). Tim Curry performs live on the West German "Der Musikladen" (The Music Shop) television program. Here he performs "Hide This Face", in support of his Fearless LP. Originally aired on December 13th, 1979.
I Do The Rock by Tim CurryI Do The Rock - 4 minutes 21 seconds (320x240, 30 fps, 10.3 MB). Tim Curry's I Do The Rock (it's stimulating!) is certainly the best known song of his relatively short career as a solo artist, from the 1979 Fearless album. This music video was made for MTV, but was often played before midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as well.
I Do The Rock (1979-12-13) by Tim CurryI Do The Rock (1979-12-13) - 4 minutes 34 seconds (320x240, 25 fps, 10.7 MB). Tim Curry performs live on the West German "Der Musikladen" (The Music Shop) television program. Here he performs his hit single (relatively speaking) "I Do The Rock", in support of his Fearless LP. Originally aired on December 13th, 1979.
I'm Going Home (1978-10-01) by Tim CurryI'm Going Home (1978-10-01) - 3 minutes 47 seconds (320x240, 30 fps, 8.6 MB). Tim Curry performs I'm Going Home (from Rocky Horror) live at the Park West in Chicago on October 1st, 1978 during the Read My Lips tour. This is a fairly low quality video, but is historically interesting. He even manages to flub a line toward the beginning...:-)
Paradise Garage by Tim CurryParadise Garage - 3 minutes 59 seconds (320x240, 30 fps, 9.5 MB). Tim Curry's Paradise Garage is a fairly well known song from his rather short career as a solo artist. Only I Do The Rock, also from the 1979 Fearless album, was more popular as a single. This music video was made for MTV, but was often played before midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as well.
Street Signs (Rock Follies of '77) by Tim CurryStreet Signs (Rock Follies of '77) - 3 minutes 33 seconds (540x422, 25 fps, 23.8 MB). "Do you see the street signs..." Tim Curry performs his big musical number Street Signs as rock star Stevie Streeter, in the first episode of the Rock Follies of '77 series.
Zucchini Song (SNL 1981) by Tim CurryZucchini Song (SNL 1981) - 3 minutes 58 seconds (472x360, 30 fps, 19.0 MB). Host Tim Curry performs the 'Zucchini Song' in the seventh season of Saturday Night Live, originally airing on December 5th, 1981.

Tim Curry: 53 sound files

Rocky Horror Show Live Recordings - 1975 Broadway Cast     [ All sound files contributed by Justin "Muzzle" Carpenter ]

Interviews

Tim Curry - Live At The Bottom Line (1979-07-26)

Tim Curry - Live At The Old Waldorf (1978)

Tim Curry - Miscellaneous

Tim Curry - Television

Tim Curry: 3 documents

Tim Curry: 21 song lyrics

Tim Curry - Fearless (1979)

Tim Curry - Miscellaneous

Tim Curry - Read My Lips (1978)

Tim Curry - Simplicity (1981)

Tim Curry: 169 images