Music is a very personal outlet that can unify people in a totally unique way. It's no surprise that some very successful bands are comprised of members who are romantically involved. While a couple can create magical music, the end of a romantic relationship usually means the end of a band.
Who is the most famous band that is a couple? Blondie tops our list. Blondie was formed in 1974 by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri and Gary Valentine. Harry and Stein became romantically involved during their time in Blondie together, and while they have never married, they have been together since the 70s. The band split up in 1982 due to various tensions amongst the members. Blondie has since gotten back together for several reunion tours.
Arcade Fire formed in 2001. Current members include Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury. Win Butler and Regine Chasagne got married in 2003. The couple and the band are still strong today. Other bands that are comprised of couples include The White Stripes, Matt and Kim and Sonic Youth.
Do you think that it is a good idea to become romantically involved with a bandmate? Which of these bands that are couples are the best?
The White Stripes formed in 1997, and for a few years, pretended that members Jack White (John Anthony Gillis) and Meg White were siblings. In reality, the pair were married from 1996-2000 - and the band had their greatest success after Meg and their divorce. In 2011, The White Stripes announced that they would no longer be recording new music because of "a myriad of reasons ... mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band"
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Sonic Youth formed in 1981. The original lineup of the band included Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo ,and Richard Edson. Moore and Gordon were married in 1984, but they decided to separate in 2011. Sonic Youth subsequently broke up that same year.
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No Doubt formed in 1986 with current members including Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young. Stefani and Kanal were in a seven year relationship which ended just before the release of breakout album Tragic Kingdom. Although the relationship ended, the band stayed strong and they are still together today. Gwen Stefani married Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in 2002.
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