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Longest surviving band
Posted by: pftw04 ()
Date: November 24, 2020 11:00

I can think of ROLLING STONES 1962 till 2019. H57 years and THE WHO 1965 till 2002. Who now is not same now after demise of Entwistle. These 2 longest surviving band I can think of. Any other please?

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 24, 2020 11:02

Salvation Army Band ...

Been a few different members but still going strong ....



ROCKMAN

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Marthijn ()
Date: November 24, 2020 11:29

Dutch band, The Golden Earring, 1961 till today

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:06

This is a stretch, but the Beach Boys. 1961.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: mikey C ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:06

U2 1976 to Today same 4 Guys 44 Year's on......

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:21

Is Golden Earring the band that had a really good song called Radar Love?

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Marthijn ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:23

Yep!

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Gigbag ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:24

No I think that was Kiss and the song was called Radar for Love.
Happy to help

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:27

No, Golden Earring did Radar Love.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: tomekdp ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:35

It may be the German band called The Lords who started back in 1959 and are still around, with a 5 year break between 1971 and 1976 (I saw them in 2018 supporting Rainbow)
Golden Earring may be a good example too, Hungarian Omega started in 1962, I wonder what's going to happen with them now that two key members are gone.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: November 24, 2020 12:51

Quote
Marthijn
Dutch band, The Golden Earring, 1961 till today

Well, not exactly, because they started as The Golden Earrings and with quite a different setting they changed to Golden Earring years later. Kooymans and Gerritsen were there as of 1961.
Some say that the Stones started of in 1961 as Little Boy Blue and The Blues boys (rubbish off course ...).
U2 is as of 1978 (before that they were named Feedback and included some other members ... according to Wikipedia).
Some say The Beach Boys, originally named The Pendletones, (1961) are still around (Mike Love and some unknown guys, also rubbish off course).

Some bands were out of site for decades and suddenly turned up as "revival". Revival is not the same as survival, or?

The longest surviving band ... it's all in the mind of the beholder or?
confused smiley

Re: Longest surviving band
Date: November 24, 2020 12:55

In this thread (did you miss that one?), there are other bands mentioned, like The Blind Boys Of Alabama.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: November 24, 2020 13:45

Quote
Rockman
Salvation Army Band ...

Been a few different members but still going strong ....
True dat !

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: November 24, 2020 14:55

Quote
pftw04
I can think of ROLLING STONES 1962 till 2019. H57 years and THE WHO 1965 till 2002. Who now is not same now after demise of Entwistle. These 2 longest surviving band I can think of. Any other please?

Charlie didn't join until 1963. Don't forget the changes from Jones to Taylor to Wood in just 5 or 6 years and Bill leaving in 1993. Only Mick and Keith have been members throughout, though Charlie got on board early on, as did Bill, though neither right at the very beginning. So just like the Who, the Stones aren't quite the same either, though the core song-writing partnership remains intact.

The Who did a farewell Tour in 1982, reformed for a one off 2-3 song LiveAid slot at Wembley in 1985 (marred by a technical balls up when they went off air) then toured again with another new drummer in 1989. 2 albums since 1982 is even less than the Stones' output!

The longest big time surviving band with no line up changes I can think of is U2, although I believe the Edge's brother was a member in their very early pre fame days.



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Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: November 24, 2020 15:22

Quote
Taylor1
Is Golden Earring the band that had a really good song called Radar Love?

[www.youtube.com]



d.f

Re: Longest surviving band
Date: November 24, 2020 15:41

Golden Earring is really good, saw them a lot of times. Great band (still are!)

On topic: it's not about the past, it's about whats left in the tank

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: November 24, 2020 16:03

ZZ Top comes to my mind – same line-up since 1969!



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Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: November 24, 2020 16:22

The United States Marine Band has been around since 1798, though they haven't been quite the same since John Philip Sousa died in 1932.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: November 24, 2020 16:40

Quote
tatters

The United States Marine Band has been around since 1798

I'm offering 1548 - [iorr.org] .

Longest surviving bands in Germany beside this will probably be Tangerine Dream - they always pass on (replicate) their musical DNA to subsequent members. And Kraftwerk - they're no Band, they're a Concept and their Music will in future be played by the Robots .... winking smiley

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: MileHigh ()
Date: November 24, 2020 16:58

I think if you qualify it by saying 50% or more original members then it may be the Stones. 1963 until today.

We are still using a loose definition of a "band". The Stones are more of an entity than a band.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: November 24, 2020 16:58

Quote
slewan
ZZ Top comes to my mind – same line-up since 1969!

We can't really be sure it's been the same line-upcool smiley

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: walkingthedog ()
Date: November 24, 2020 18:28

Quote
Marthijn
Dutch band, The Golden Earring, 1961 till today

True, but the first Golden Earrings record came in 1965. Do the years
13 and 15 year old George and Rinus were rehearsing in George's bedroom
really count ? Love Golden Earring, though.

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: November 24, 2020 20:17

Quote
walkingthedog
Quote
Marthijn
Dutch band, The Golden Earring, 1961 till today

True, but the first Golden Earrings record came in 1965. Do the years
13 and 15 year old George and Rinus were rehearsing in George's bedroom
really count ? Love Golden Earring, though.

The same with the Beatles. Before John allowed Paul to join the Querymen in 1958, the two of them already rehearsed in John's bedroom in his aunties house for some time. Many things could have happened before the actual Beatles were formed ... with Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe.
1957, 1958, 1961 ... where to start?
smileys with beer

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: mosthigh ()
Date: November 24, 2020 23:44

Hot Tuna and ZZTop both started in 1969 and still have the original lineups. (Ok, Hot Tuna acoustic duo with Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady. The electric lineup went through a few drummers and sidemen).

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: November 25, 2020 01:22

Quote
PaintMonkeyManBlack
Golden Earring is really good, saw them a lot of times. Great band (still are!)

On topic: it's not about the past, it's about whats left in the tank

Also off topic--I saw Golden Earring open for Bob Marley, and at the end the drummer did a forward flip over the drums and stuck the landing. cool smiley

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: November 25, 2020 01:37

The Chieftains have been together since 1962, and some of those guys had played together for a few years even by then

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: MAF ()
Date: November 25, 2020 02:00

The Golden Gate Quartet
Since 1934



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Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: RisingStone ()
Date: November 25, 2020 03:56

You guys have forgotten the mighty Ventures!

1958 till today...no original members left, though...

[en.wikipedia.org]

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: November 25, 2020 05:29

The Sonics?

Re: Longest surviving band
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: November 25, 2020 15:20

Saw the other day an old ad for Brian's Joujouka recording. It was advertised as a "Four hundred years old rock and roll band". Well, if that's any merit one could say that it might be some kind of record being around four centuries until one gets a record deal...grinning smiley

- Doxa



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