Gentlemen on Escalators. was founded in 1871. It was a moderately successful local band, until the last member died in 1917. The name was passed on to his son, and his son after him, and finally, his son after him. But until 2013 it was all but forgotten.
It was refounded in mid 2012 and gained immense popularity in early 2013, when it came to the attention of literally dozens of people.