This is the first Upjohn Fun Fact. It was contributed by Des Keenan.
the big rock bands in the 1970s and 80's was "The Cure".
Their lead singer was Robert Smith, the son of Alex Smith
was the General Manager of Upjohn UK.
At the time
when the band was forming, around 1966, Alex suggested that
they play at the Upjohn UK Christmas party at Crawley, and
they agreed. But the group did not have a name. The
discussion got round to the fact that they would be doing
their very first gig in the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical
company. Someone suggested "The Cure" and that name still
stands in 2016. Robert Smith is still the lead singer. Des
tells me he was at that Christmas party to enjoy their first concert.
Below is a photo of The Cure band
members, one of them on stage and the album cover for "The
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