A Photolog of Fame: Crowded House from Inception to Breakup

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The year 2016 marks the 30th year since the famous Australian rock band, Crowded House was founded. The group enjoyed fame in the local and international music scene, with success reaching America, South Africa, and Europe. They hold a record with 26 platinum album sales since their self-titled debut album. Two of the band’s New Zealander members Tim and Neil Finn were also given an OBE award for their massive contribution to their country’s music.
 
Although widely popular, the band’s path to success hasn’t always been smooth. After 10 years of performing together, in 1996, the group broke up and decided to embark on different solo projects. The band’s founding drummer, Paul Hester, committed suicide in 2005 after years of battling with depression. In 2006, with a new drummer and new members, Crowded House reformed and recorded their fifth studio album Time on Earth. Since then, the band has been putting on concerts and performing in different venues, until they announced a hiatus in 2016.
 
Let’s take a tour down memory lane as we look at the band’s photos from inception to break up.

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