This is not my original idea, I freely admit to reading another poster pose the question in a thread a few years back. But all the recently deceased musicians made me recall the question, so I made it it’s own thread.
Let’s define band as 3 or more members, with at least one single in the top 100 at some point.
Let’s also say the formed date is when the band started calling themselves by their current name.
My nomination would be the Ramones, formed in 1974, last original member died in 2014.