Hüsker Dü was one of the most influential rock bands of the 1980s. Greg Norton (left), Grant Hart (middle), and Bob Mould (right) formed the band in 1979 in St. Paul, MN. Bob and Grant were the songwriters. They were often compared to The Beatles because they were unique and because both Hüsker Dü and The Beatles had two main songwriters. Greg played bass, Grant played the drums and sang, and Bob played guitar and sang. The band broke up in 1987. They were together for only eight years but they put out eight singles and eight albums, two of which were double albums. They also did many things that punk bands were not supposed to do such as use instruments like pianos, acoustic guitars, and organs. Other bands of their time and later wanted to sound like them.