Top 10 Musicians with Long-Lasting Marriages

The Top Ten

Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

M. 1966 - present; 52 years as of 2018 (only marriage). - Metal_Treasure

John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. more.

M. 1967 - present; 51 years as of 2018 (only marriage).
His band mates had pretty different (more turbulent) private life. - Metal_Treasure

Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during more.

M. 1971 to present (2nd marriage). That's 47 years as of 2018. He and his wife have had three children together. - Gg2000

John Deacon John Richard Deacon (born 19th of August 1951) is a retired English musician, who is best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen.

He has been married to his wife Veronica since 1975 (that's about 44 years). He is the only member of Queen to marry and never get divorced. - Gg2000

Steve Howe Stephen James "Steve" Howe is an English musician and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist in the progressive rock group Yes.

He's been married to his wife Janet since 1968 (the year that Yes started). That's 50 years! - Gg2000

Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

With Ellen Young since 1980.

Charlie Watts Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards.

He's been married to his wife Shirley since 1964. According to Robert Greenfield's account of the 1972 tour, when the Stones visited Hugh Hefner's mansion, Charlie decided to spend his time in the game room while the others frolicked with the women. - Gg2000

Malcolm Young Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC.

38 years (m. 1979-2017, his death) - Metal_Treasure

Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

He is married to Sheryl Goddard since 1976. 42 years as of 2018!

Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

M. 1990 - present (2nd marriage), 28 years as of 2018. I think it's a smooth marriage (while his 1st wife was a disaster). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.

They had been girlfriend and boyfriend since high school, too - and have had 4 children! - DaringXx

M. 1989-present, almost 30 years as of 2018 (only marriage). Seems there were no big problems in his marriage, I haven't heard of affairs or scandals related to it. - Metal_Treasure

Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

M. 1982 - present (2nd marriage); 36 years as of 2018 but it was rocky at times - they physically attacked each other, and so on.

Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

M. 1969-1998, to Linda McCartney, until her death, that's almost 30 years (1st marriage out of 3, the longest and perhaps the happiest for him) - Metal_Treasure

Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

34 years of marriage as of 2018 (he is married to his wife since 1984).

Joe Perry Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.

He married his second wife in 1985.

Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

M. 1995 - present (23 years as of 2018).
As far as I know, Tom Araya is pretty happy with his marriage. Many believe that he's smiling all the time because of that (yes, when he doesn't sing, he's smiling) - Metal_Treasure

Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

M. 1991-present (only marriage); 27 years as of 2018.

It wasn't the smoothest marriage ever - they almost filed for divorce at a point, but stayed together. You know, MegaDave isn't the easiest guy to live with (and to work with).

Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.

He married his wife in 1985 (33 years) and they have had 4 children together.

Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

I was surprised when I saw that he was married to the same woman since 1983.

James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

M. 1997 - present (only marriage); 21 years as of 2018.
James always says that his wife saved him. He's also self-aware: he knows he wasn't the easiest partner, mostly in the late 90s-early 2000s when he had alcohol problems. - Metal_Treasure

Nancy Wilson Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.

M. 1986-2010; it ended after 24 yrs but I wanted to add more females to this list because most of the musicians on this list are males. - Metal_Treasure

David Ellefson David Warren "Dave" Ellefson is an American bassist and co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth from 1983-2002 and again from 2010-present.

1993 - present (25 years)

Duff McKagan Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician, singer, songwriter and author. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bass guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McKagan rejoined the band in 2016, following more.

He is married since 1999 (almost 20 years).

David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

He is married to Polly Samson (2nd marriage) since 1994.

Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

M. 1994-2016 (until his death); 22 years

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