In 2017, The Smiths frontman Bono died.
The band, which had been on hiatus since 2012, released their last album in October.
The album is still regarded as one of the best ever made.
But for some, it’s the end of a great era for the group.
Here’s how the music business is treating Bono’s legacy: Bono left behind a legacy of artists, books, films, and music videos.
Now, after 40 years in the spotlight, The Rolling Stones’ Bob Dylan is in the process of making a film about his life, as are other pop artists.
And a band from the ’60s called the Sex Pistols has been resurrected as a pop group.
Bono himself, of course, died in November at age 85.
The Rolling Stone magazine published a tribute to the frontman, which has since been shared on Facebook more than 2.5 million times.
Bonos legacy includes a number of hits, including “My Generation,” “A Day in the Life,” “You Don’t Know Me,” and “Tears in Heaven.”
He also had a musical career that spanned more than a decade.
His band The Smith, which consisted of singer John Entwistle, drummer Paul Weller, bassist Ronnie Wood, and guitarist Nick Mason, released five studio albums during his time with the band.
The group had a number on the pop charts with their 1969 debut album, “Hannah Montana.”
The group’s other two albums, “A New Day” and “Hands on the Wheel,” were also well-received by the critics.
A group of musicians, including the Talking Heads’ David Byrne, also made a name for themselves during Bono era.
Byrne had a solo album in the late ’80s, “Miserable” and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And guitarist Bruce Hornsby, who worked with Bono, released a new solo album last year called “The Smiths Are Dead.”
Bono had also collaborated with fellow musicians, writing songs and working with the Stones on a number.
The Smith’s last album, 1978’s “The End,” was released in 2016.
It peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, earning the band a Grammy nomination.
Bonus was also known for his musical skills, and the band performed many of his songs, including his classic hit “You’re Gonna Miss Me.”
He had a few more hits, like “You Know You Like It” and his 1981 hit “I Got You Under My Skin.”
Bonos biggest hits included “Singing in the Rain” and the 1980 song “You Can’t Go Home Again.”
“I think that’s why he’s always been a great influence on the band,” former Smiths guitarist Matt Smith told Rolling Stone in 2016 of Bono.
“He always kept things moving, so he never stopped writing new music.”
“He had an extraordinary talent for creating the music and then creating the world of it,” said Byrne.
“You couldn’t really do anything to stop him.
That’s what he always wanted.
That was the thing he always kept in mind: The world would not be as good as he imagined.”
Bonow died after being hospitalized for pneumonia on July 24, 2017. He was 64.