37 Facts About Mike Curb


Michael Curb was born on December 24,1944 and is an American musician, record company executive, motorsports car owner, philanthropist, and former politician.


Mike Curb is the founder of Curb Records where he presently serves as the chairman.


Mike Curb is an inductee of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.


At the age of 18, Mike Curb formed Sidewalk Records and helped launch the careers of multiple West Coast rock and roll artists.


Mike Curb scored the music for the short film Skaterdater, as well as The Wild Angels, Thunder Alley, Devil's Angels, The Born Losers, Maryjane, The Wild Racers, The Savage Seven, The Big Bounce, The Sidehackers and Black Water Gold.


Mike Curb composed or supervised more than 50 film scores and wrote more than 400 songs.


The Mike Curb Congregation had an adult contemporary chart hit in 1970 with the song "Sweet Gingerbread Man" from the film The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart and had a Top Ten Billboard AC hit in 1973 with the Sherman Brothers composition "It's a Small World".


Mike Curb wrote and produced music for the Hanna-Barbera animated series Cattanooga Cats.


Mike Curb ran a short-lived country music subsidiary label for Motown called Hitsville Records.


Mike Curb co-wrote the lyrics for "It Was a Good Time".


Mike Curb received BMI awards for composing "Burning Bridges" for Clint Eastwood's Kelly's Heroes, and for composing "All for the Love of Sunshine".


Mike Curb served as chairman of the Inaugural Youth Concert for President Richard Nixon's second term on January 20,1973.


Mike Curb enlisted many artists from MGM records as well as others to perform for the historic event.


In 1969 Mike Curb merged his company with MGM and became President of MGM Records at the age of 24.


Mike Curb claimed industry support, and the record company official he cited was Bill Gallagher, the president of Paramount Records.


Mike Curb worked with Harvey Milk on the campaign against the Briggs Initiative and persuaded Reagan to oppose it, leading to its defeat.


Mike Curb has been a leading conservative supporter of gay rights ever since.


In 2023, Mike Curb achieved a major victory in his challenge to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, where the court declared it unconstitutional to force private businesses to post discriminatory LGBT signs.


Mike Curb lost the 1982 Republican gubernatorial nomination to California Attorney General George Deukmejian.


In 1986, Curb ran again for lieutenant governor as the Republican nominee against the incumbent Democrat, Leo T McCarthy, in a bitterly contested race, largely run on the issue of punishment for drug trafficking and violent crimes.


In 1980, Mike Curb was co-chairman of Ronald Reagan's successful presidential campaign.


Mike Curb was chairman of the convention program in Detroit and was later appointed by Reagan to be chairman of the national finance committee.


Mike Curb was a sponsor for Dale Earnhardt during his 1980 Winston Cup championship winning season, and sponsored Darrell Waltrip's No 12 Toyota Tundra in the Craftsman Truck Series, driven by Joey Miller in 2006.


Mike Curb-Agajanian ran cars for many years in the Indianapolis 500, including for Dan Wheldon and Alexander Rossi, with whom he won the 2011 and 2016 Indianapolis 500s respectively.


Mike Curb was the co-owner with Richard Childress of the No 98 Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon.


Mike Curb is a long-time sponsor of ThorSport Racing in the Truck Series, being part-owner of the team's No 98 Ford driven by Grant Enfinger.


Mike Curb maintained a similar partnership with Phil Parsons Racing in the Cup Series, which ran the No 98.


The Mike Curb Racing team has cars in United States Automobile Club competition.


In 2006, Mike Curb purchased a house at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, which was once owned by Elvis Presley.


In Nashville, Mike Curb has become a civic leader and benefactor of Belmont University, where his donation toward the construction of a new arena resulted in it being named the Mike Curb Event Center.


In 2001, Mike Curb was inducted into the Junior Achievement US Business Hall of Fame.


Mike Curb was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009.


On June 29,2007, Mike Curb was honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


In 2014, Mike Curb was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee and in 2016, he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.


Mike Curb was awarded Ray Fox Memorial Award of Living Legends of Auto Racing in Daytona in 2017.


Mike Curb was inducted to North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in the same year for his "contributions and support of the Hall of Fame".


In 2019, Mike Curb received Junior Achievement National Centennial Leadership Award from Junior Achievement.