A Fan? How Many Years?

I was talking with a colleague at work about the different bands that we like and I was thinking aloud about which were the bands that I have been into the longest. That took some thinking and I was mentally going through my list of songs & albums and decided that it deserved a post. So here it is, in descending order, the bands that I have been a fan of (I’m not including bands that have disbanded but artists who have died are included, provided that they have a considerable amount of recorded material) :

Band / Artist No. of Years Year which I first heard them

  1. Bon Jovi – 21 – 1986
  2. Europe – 21 – 1986
  3. Scorpions – 20 – 1987
  4. Van Halen – 20 – 1987
  5. Deep Purple – 20 -1987
  6. Bryan Adams – 19 – 1988
  7. Def Leppard – 19 – 1988
  8. Neil Young – 19 – 1988
  9. Eric Clapton – 19 – 1988
  10. AC / DC – 19 – 1988
  11. Aerosmith – 19 – 1988
  12. Metallica – 18 – 1989
  13. Alice Cooper – 1989
  14. Warrant – 18 – 1989
  15. Poison – 17 – 1990
  16. Iron Maiden – 17 – 1990
  17. Jeff Healey – 17 – 1990
  18. Queensryche – 16 – 1991
  19. Megadeth – 16 – 1991
  20. Rush – 15 – 1992
  21. Pearl Jam – 15 – 1992
  22. Joe Satriani – 15 -1992
  23. Yngwie Malmsteen – 15 – 1992
  24. Steve Vai – 14 – 1993
  25. Alice In Chains – 14 – 1993
  26. Crash Test Dummies – 14 – 1993

These are the longest that I can think of. Among my current favourites, the Barenaked Ladies are 9 (199. There are other bands that I like, but I either own just a few songs (like Ozzy, Judas Priest) and or never bought any of their albums (Led Zepplin). And oh, I took off Guns n’Roses cause they haven’t put out stuff since 1993! That is too long!

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