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HuMpThAnG

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Lead Singers Of A Group Or Band, Who Didn't Make It As A Solo Act

James "J.T." Taylor

Eugene Record

Phillipe Wynne

Those 3 came to mind hmmm who else?

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Reply #1 posted 10/08/14 10:04am

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Steve Arrington
Aaron Hall

LaTocha Scott (Xcape)
Norma Jean Wright (Chic)
David Lee Roth

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Reply #2 posted 10/08/14 10:27am

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Paul Stanley

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Reply #3 posted 10/08/14 10:45am

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Identity said:

Steve Arrington
Aaron Hall

LaTocha Scott (Xcape)
Norma Jean Wright (Chic)
David Lee Roth



Have to disagree with you on everyone except LaTosha and Norma
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/14 11:18am

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Dennis Edwards

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Reply #5 posted 10/08/14 11:21am

HuMpThAnG

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MotownSubdivision said:

Dennis Edwards

I thought about him as well...

More like a 1 hit wonder

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Reply #6 posted 10/08/14 11:46am

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Roth had a couple of pretty big solo hits and up til the VH reunion, was able to draw 3000 or so people any time he played live- I'd say he had a decent solo career.

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Reply #7 posted 10/08/14 12:10pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

MotownSubdivision said:

Dennis Edwards

I thought about him as well...

More like a 1 hit wonder

What was his one hit?

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Reply #8 posted 10/08/14 12:12pm

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Don't Look Any Futher

MotownSubdivision said:

HuMpThAnG said:

I thought about him as well...

More like a 1 hit wonder

What was his one hit?

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Reply #9 posted 10/08/14 12:48pm

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Freddie Mercury's 80's solo career did lukewarm at best. He had a couple of reasonable hits with The Great Pretender and Barcelona, which was a wonderful track but probably seen as a novelty record by many at the time.

Barcelona aside, like many frontmen gone solo, his solo work was overall not sufficiently strong enough or different enough from his main band for many people to care.

Mick Jagger's another example. With the Stones, he was the man, but solo, few wanted to hear him.

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Reply #10 posted 10/08/14 1:01pm

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Miles said:

Freddie Mercury's 80's solo career did lukewarm at best. He had a couple of reasonable hits with The Great Pretender and Barcelona, which was a wonderful track but probably seen as a novelty record by many at the time.

Barcelona aside, like many frontmen gone solo, his solo work was overall not sufficiently strong enough or different enough from his main band for many people to care.

Mick Jagger's another example. With the Stones, he was the man, but solo, few wanted to hear him.

dang!!! forgot about Mick

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Reply #11 posted 10/08/14 1:52pm

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How bout Robert Plant, did he do very well Solo? All I remember is Sea of Love.

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Susanna Hoffs

Terry Ellis

Dawn Robinson

Davy Jones

Roland Orzabal

Curt Smith

Philippe Wynne

Kathy Sledge

Jordan Knight

Michael Hutchence

Freedom Williams

N'Dea Davenport

Kim Hill (Black Eyed Peas)

MC Ren

Nicci Gilbert

David Gilmour

Vince Neil

Maurice White

Daryl Hall

David Ruffin

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Reply #13 posted 10/08/14 2:18pm

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lazycrockett said:

How bout Robert Plant, did he do very well Solo? All I remember is Sea of Love.

He had a few hits in the 1980s like Tall Cool One & Little By Little.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #14 posted 10/08/14 2:52pm

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Identity said:

Steve Arrington
Aaron Hall

LaTocha Scott (Xcape)
Norma Jean Wright (Chic)
David Lee Roth

Ummm... I diagree wholeheartedly. Steve, Aaron, and David were all respected solo artists in their own right.

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Reply #15 posted 10/08/14 3:19pm

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Freddie Mercury and Mick Jagger are the two biggest, Mick's albums are OK, I only count the one Freddie Mercury album (Mr Bad Guy) the opera one was not solo by any means and in some countries a huge success. Mr Bad Guy was a HUGE let down, because Queen easily were the biggest world group and probably still are. And Columbia threw all this money at Freddie and the Project and even members of QUEEN said he was trying to do too much, he was writing mixing producing at the board etc... and it wasnt that good to begin with. It barely even charted here and from what Brian May and Roger Taylor said, it was the beginning of the end in America for them, Freddie was pissed, the label was pissed because millions were invested on an album that barely cracked the top 150. Despite having some good cuts like "Made In heaven" though the "queen " version is loads better. I think QUEEN and the Stones are PROOF that some are better in their bands, probably why BONO never cut an album.


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Reply #16 posted 10/08/14 4:02pm

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lazycrockett said:

How bout Robert Plant, did he do very well Solo? All I remember is Sea of Love.

Oh yeah, he was an arena-level solo star during the 80s with a handful of well known hits. He still tours as a solo act, I saw him last year at the Shrine, about 5000 people there. I'd say he's done all right. Plus the stuff he did with Allison Krauss was very well received, won a bunch of Grammys and kept them on the road for a year.

John Paul Jones has only done a few things, and wasn't near as successful as Zeppelin, but he was doing a very art-rocky thing that was probably aimed at a modest audience. I saw him as opener for King Crimson, a great show.

Jimmy Page did a big tour at the time of Outrider but, the album was not well received. Actually neither was Coverdale-Page. He seemed to struggle the most doing stuff outside the band.

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Reply #17 posted 10/08/14 4:04pm

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Jagger had a couple hits in the 80s - remember Just Another Night and State of Shock? But his solo album in the 90s was reported to have sold something like 700 copies its first week.

Keith Richards did OK as a solo act too, at least at first. Take It So Hard was maybe the last thing I liked of his.

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Reply #18 posted 10/08/14 6:23pm

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Ralph Tresvant

1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #19 posted 10/08/14 6:47pm

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MotownSubdivision said:



HuMpThAnG said:




MotownSubdivision said:


Dennis Edwards



I thought about him as well...


More like a 1 hit wonder



What was his one hit?



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Reply #20 posted 10/08/14 7:59pm

UnderMySun

Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge)

Terri Nunn (Berlin)

Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons)

Martha Davis (The Motels)

Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls-so far she hasn't taken off in the U.S.)

Apollonia (Apollonia 6)

Mary Davis (S.O.S. Band)

Melvin Riley (Ready For The World)

Margaret Cox aka Tamara (Tamara & the Seen)

Debbie Harry (Blondie-she's pretty much in the same boat as Jagger, not too much interest by the public in them as a solo act even though they came from very successful groups).

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Reply #21 posted 10/08/14 8:19pm

SoulAlive

When El DeBarge left the DeBarge group in 1985,it sure seemed like he was on his way to superstardom.There were a few hits,but he never became big solo superstar that many thought he would be.

Howard Hewitt had this same problem.

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Reply #22 posted 10/09/14 11:17am

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Steve Perry - I know he had a couple of hits after Journey, but nowhere near the same level of success.

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Reply #23 posted 10/09/14 2:10pm

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Phillip Ingram

Bobby DeBarge

Timothy B. Schmit

Randy Meisner

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Reply #24 posted 10/09/14 2:19pm

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Could Morris Day be added on here as well? hmmm

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Reply #25 posted 10/09/14 2:33pm

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Coko...maybe she's doing ok now that she's singing gospel.

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Reply #26 posted 10/09/14 3:21pm

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Joey McIntyre and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block

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Lionel Richie
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Fury said:

Lionel Richie

hmmm

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Reply #29 posted 10/10/14 9:47am

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Identity said:

Steve Arrington
Aaron Hall


Both had good releases as a solo act.

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