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Bands in which the guitarist is the last remaining original member

There are so many band in which, compared to the original lineup, the guitarist is the last one left still working.

We are talking about some of the most famous groups in the world, in which, for a variety of reasons, the other members of band are no longer part of the team. Some of these groups, however, continue to exist by enlisting the support of new members or turnaround singers and musicians.

Browse the photo gallery to learn about bands in which the guitarist has remained the only original member.

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The band in which the guitarist is the last remaining original member
There are so many band in which, compared to the original lineup, the guitarist is the last remaining member still active. We are talking about some of the most famous groups in the world in which, for a variety of reasons, the other members of band are no longer part of the team. Some of these groups, however, continue to exist by enlisting the support of new members or turnaround singers and musicians. Browse the photo gallery to learn about band where the guitarist is the only original member left.
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AC/DC (Angus Young)
After the death of his brother Malcom, Angus Young is the last remaining member of the original lineup of AC/DC. The singer Brian Johnson, in fact, joined the group in 1980, after the death of frontman Bon Scott.
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Boston (Tom Scholz)
Founded in 1976, this group has sold many records despite having released only five studio albums. Only guitarist Tom Scholz: remains of the original lineup, the oldest member after him being guitarist and keyboardist Gary Pihl, who joined the group in 1985.
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Anthrax (Scott Ian)
The Anthrax joined in 1981, founded by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker, who left band in 1984 and later founded other successful groups. Singer Joey Belladonna and drummer Charlie Benante, on the other hand, joined the group in 1984 and 1983, respectively.
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Scorpions (Rudolf Schenker)
The lead singer of band, Klaus Meine, only joined Scorpions in 1968, which is three years after the group was founded by guitarist Rudolf Schenker. The current bassist joined band in 2005, while the drummer joined in 2016.
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Chic (Nile Rodgers)
Chic represent one of the most successful groups in music funk and dance. Founding band were guitarist Nile Rodgers, bassist Bernard Edwards (died 1996), drummer Tony Thompson (died 2003) and singers Alfa Anderson and Luci Martin, who left the group in 1992.
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Journey (Neal Schon)
The Journey formed in 1973, but the only member who has been in the band since its founding is guitarist Neal Schon. Most of the members of the current lineup, in fact, joined Journey only in the 2000s (including singer Arnel Pineda)
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Foreigner (Mick Jones)
The Foreigner was born in 1976 at New York. Ian McDonald actually left the group in 1980, while singer Lou Gramm has left band several times. Excluding Jones, all current members of Foreigner joined the group from 1995 onward.
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Styx (James Young)
We conclude with a special case, that of Styx. Of the original 1972 lineup, in fact, only James Young remains. Formally, however, bassist Chuck Panozzo is still part of band, who, however, for health reasons only occasionally performs live with the group: since 2003, in fact, Panozzo has been joined by bassist Ricky Phillips.
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25/06/2024
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