What band (any genre) has gone the longest continuous period of time without adding, losing, or replacing any members or breaking up then reuniting?
My guess is ZZ Top Their first album came out in 1970, and the still have the same line-up 32 years later.
My second place guess is U2. Boy came out in 1980 and nothing has changed 22 years later. And they formed a few years before that, 1978 I believe. Does anyone know if that was the same line-up, or do they have a Pete Best in their background?
Third place looks like a tie between The Rolling Stones, who stayed stable from 1975 (Ron Wood replacing Mick Taylor) to 1993 (Bill Wyman departing), and Aerosmith, who haven’t changed since Joe Perry rejoined in 1984. Both racked up 18 years. Note I asked “continuous”, so Aerosmith doesn’t get bonus years for the 1973-1979 period.
I know someone will point out an obvious one I’ve forgotten.