Musicians w/ Long Marriages?

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  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    FYI, I consider a vocalist a musician.

    I just read someone mention how Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) has been married over 50 years!

    It is rare in the industry, but rare in general, as a majority (at least in the US) are divorced. The numbers are actually higher because some states (California and a few others) don't report divorce to the US Census.

    Who else has been married for a long time?
     
  2. drift

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    Wiki: "On 14 October 1964, Charlie Watts married Shirley Ann Shepherd (born 11 September 1938), whom he had met before the band became successful."

    Going on 56 years!

    And Ray Manzarek was married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa from 1967 until his death in 2013.
     
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  3. vudicus

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    Frank & Gail Zappa were married from 1967 until his death in 1993.
     
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    Paul and Linda
     
  5. Uncle Miles

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    Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson married in 1974, and Nickolas died in 2011.
     
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  6. detroit muscle

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    Neil & Sharon Finn have been married 38 years as have Bono and Ali Hewson
     
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  7. bRETT

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    Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth
    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
     
  8. classicrockguy

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    Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis from the 5th Dimension have been married since 1969 I think, still together :D
     
  9. classicrockguy

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    Weren't Toni Tenille and Captain Daryl Dragon married for over 40 years? Got divorced some time recently I believe.
     
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  10. detroit muscle

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    Dolly Parton and husband Carl were married in 1966
     
  11. carrolls

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    Bono and Ali Hewson together for 45 years. 38 of them married.
     
  12. drift

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    John Paul Jones married Maureen in 1967.
     
  13. Uncle Miles

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    I think Chuck Berry had a very long marriage (to Themetta), 68 years?
     
  14. Denim Chicken

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    Tony Banks has been married to his wife since 72 and Mike Rutherford with his wife since 76.
     
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    John Lydon & Nora Foster
    Robert Smith & Mary Poole
     
  16. lwh1

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    Roger Daltrey has been married to Heather Taylor since 1971.
     
  17. Zoot Marimba

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    There’s also George Duke and his wife Corine, who were married for over forty years until her death in 2012.

    Bunk Gardner and his wife have also been married since 1977.
     
  18. Zoot Marimba

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    Michael Anthony from Van Halen and his wife have married since 1981.
     
  19. Juggsnelson

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    Jon Bon Jovi married his High School sweetheart in 1989.
     
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  20. willy

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    Robert Fripp and Toyah have been married since 1986 I think. I love those two!
     
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  21. Parachute Woman

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    Barry Gibb has been married to his wife Linda since 1970.
     
  22. Zoot Marimba

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    Had no idea they’ve been together than long.

    She does seem like a fantastic lady, and it’s just nice seeing Fripp be happy for once.
     
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  23. Tord

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    Tom Jones was married to Linda from 2 March 1957 until her death on 10 April 2016.
     
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  24. Producer/singer/drummer Ted Templeman has been married over 50 years, I believe.
     
  25. Adrian Belew has been married for over 30 years.
     
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