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Bestselling bands of the ’80s, then and now


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Bestselling bands of the ’80s, then and now



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The Smiths: Then



Jo Hale/ Redferns // Getty Images

The Smiths: Now



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Run-DMC: Then



Lynn Goldsmith/ Corbis Historical // Getty Images

Run-DMC: Now



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

Van Halen: Then



Finn Costello/Redferns // Getty Images

Van Halen: Now



Jim Spellmen/WireImage // Getty Images

Rush: Then



Paul Natkin // Getty Images

Rush: Now



Mauro Pimintel/AFP // Getty Images

Bon Jovi: Then



Finn Costello/Redferns // Getty Images

Bon Jovi: Now



Hulton Deutsch/Corbin Historical // Getty Images

Queen: Then



Cole Bennets/Stringer // Getty Images

Queen: Now



Ebet Roberts/Redfern // Getty Images

REO Speedwagon: Then



Steve Granitz/WireImage // Getty Images

REO Speedwagon: Now



Paul Natkin // Getty Images

Journey: Then



Mike Coppola // Getty Images

Journey: Now



Finn Costello/Redferns // Getty Images

The Cure: Then



Dimitrious Kamboursis // Getty Images

The Cure: Now



Tim Roney/Hulton Archive // Getty Images

Def Leppard: Then



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

Def Leppard: Now



Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Hulton Archive // Getty Images

Talking Heads: Then



Visual China Group // Getty Images

Talking Heads: Now



Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

AC/DC: Then



Paul Morigi // Getty Images

AC/DC: Now



Mondadori Portfolio // Getty Images

Genesis: Then



Samir Hussein/WireImage // Getty Images

Genesis: Now



Ebet Roberts/Redferns // Getty Images

Dire Straits: Then



David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns // Getty Images

Dire Straits: Now



Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

Hall & Oates: Then



Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns // Getty Images

Hall & Oates: Now



Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music // Getty Images

The Cars: Then



Scott Legato/Film Magic // Getty Images

The Cars: Now



Lynn Goldsmith/ Corbis Historical // Getty Images

The Police: Then



Gary Miller // Getty Images

The Police: Now



Lynn Goldsmith/ Corbis Historical // Getty Images

Eurythmics: Then



Kevin Kane // Getty Images

Eurythmics: Now



Eric Bouvet/Gamma-Rapho // Getty Images

ZZ Top: Then



Danny Martindale/WireImage // Getty Images

ZZ Top: Now



Paul Natkin // Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses: Then



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses: Now



Mondadori Portfolio // Getty Images

Toto: Then



Per Ole Hagens/Redferns // Getty Images

Toto: Now



Pete Still/Redferns // Getty Images

Fleetwood Mac: Then



Nicholas Hunt/WireImage // Getty Images

Fleetwood Mac: Now



Martyn Goodacre/Hulton Archive // Getty Images

Sonic Youth: Then



Burak Cingi/Redferns // Getty Images

Sonic Youth: Now



Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

De La Soul: Then



Jim Dyson // Getty Images

De La Soul: Now



Harry Langdon // Getty Images

Chicago: Then



EuropaNewswire/Gado // Getty Images

Chicago: Now


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  1. This is a really well written article, thanks. Great description of past and present band members. As well as those who passed. Thanks zzz21.

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