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 rock and roll’s most famous names and see what they looked like when it all began, and see how they look now.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the United States’ most original and important musicians. To an entire generation, he is the embodiment of working-class life in America. He sang about the struggles and triumphs of our hardest-working citizens.
Together with his E Street Band, Springsteen has put together a catalog of work that is difficult to top. His album Born in the U.S.A. was certified 15x platinum and is one of the best-selling albums of all-time. He’s sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.