With the news that One Direction are to split up next March, we're taking a look at five of the biggest band splits that truly shook the world and their respective fanbases to the core.
1) Take That
Robbie Williams had left before the major split in 1996, but that wasn't enough for the fans who just wanted more music from their favourite boys in the business. Helplines were set up to help the distressed and possibly suicidal lot grieving the loss of Take That at home - we wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened for today's Directioners.
2) The Wanted
Hugely successful with their single 'Glad You Came' on both sides of the pond, that success wasn't going to be matched again by The Wanted, who were eclipsed a lot of the time by X Factor's manufactured One Direction. Despite their huge talent, good looks and brilliant personalities, the group decided to call it a day in 2014. Now the boys are all doing their own thing and have said they may come together again in the future, but Nathan Sykes may not want to if his solo success continues to rise. He recently claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Dance charts in the US - could his going alone be the best thing for him?
Reaching the pinnacle of their career, guitarist Frank Infante brought matters to a screeching halt, suing his own band for 'being left out' of musical matters. Chris Stein was then forced to quit the band when he was diagnosed with the rare wasting disease, pemphigus vulgaris.
Liam and Noel Gallagher have always had their spats, but when Liam allegedly wanted to feature in an advert for his fashion company Pretty Green in the programme for the Oasis live shows, a fight ensued between the siblings and the group was never again to take to the stage. It was a sad day, and though rumours are constantly swirling about a potential reformation, we're not sure that it would be the best thing for the Gallagher brother's health!
5) The Beatles
Eventually splitting in April 1970, there were many rumours about the controversy behind the reasons for the scousers deciding to go their separate ways. Privately telling the group he was to leave the band several months earlier, John Lennon may have been the catalyst that tipped The Beatles over the edge. Name-calling and disagreements over creative directions meant that whilst they are the biggest band the world has ever seen, it wasn't healthy for them to continue on.