Most of us have or hope to have careers that span 30-40 years and then we retire. We go to our jobs, and grow old with our coworkers as we punch the clock day after day. Musicians live a different life.
There are no guarantees in the music industry. You may be on top of the world one week, playing to massive stadiums and hearing your song played on the radio all over the world, and the next week nobody is buying your albums.
We’ve taken a look at some of the artists whose music has stood the test of time, and have sustained successful careers. Those artists haven’t just grown, matured, and aged in front of their coworker’s eyes. They’ve done so in with the whole world watching.
So take a look at some of the music industry’s most famous names and see what they looked like when it all began, and see how they look now.