Sixties pop band The Monkees have just announced that they will reform and perform live together for the first time 15 years, and as wonderful as that is, it got us thinking.
If you add up all the ages of the members, which is the oldest band in the world? Not only was it great fun researching old rock stars, but a little light arithmetic is always good to keep the brain sharp. Now obviously different bands have different members, but lets not let that little scrap of mathematical information put us off - we're busy counting here!
Click through to see our countdown of the 10 oldest bands in music; you may be little surprised at just how old some of them are...
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