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Reply #30 posted 10/10/14 9:51am

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Limahl from Kajagoogoo. They're mostly seen as a one-hit wonder in America, but they had a couple more hits in the UK and the rest of Europe. Limahl himself is best known for delivering the title track to the soundtrack of 'Never Ending Story'. Other than that, he and his glorious mullet swiftly fell into obscurity. He had already been kicked out of Kajagoogoo at that point for being a primadonna. They have since reunited, and to my knowledge continue to tour.

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Gary Barlow from Take That is not a bad songwriter, but his attempts at finding solo fame after the disbanding of the boy band have met with a lukewarm reception at best. 'Forever Love' was a small hit, but Barlow was not much heard from afterward. That other member of Take That who embarked on a solo career, Robbie Williams, became a superstar on the Eastern side of the Atlantic Pond. Not many Americans seem to be aware of him, but he released album after successful album in the 90s and the 2000s.

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Reply #31 posted 10/10/14 10:23am

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Most of the almost 40 members of Menudo

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Reply #32 posted 10/10/14 10:33am

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Lionel Richie

Yeah, right. lol

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Reply #33 posted 10/10/14 1:52pm

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I say Vanity though she did achieved some minor success.Her claim to fame will always be from her association with Prince.

Aimee Mann from Til Tuesday

Charlie Wilson from the Gap Band

Caryn Wheeler from Soul to Soul

All members from the Backstreet Boys.
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Reply #34 posted 10/10/14 2:15pm

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Charlie Wilson from the Gap Band

His 1st album didn't do that well, but he's all over the local "urban contemporary" radio today, especially since the Charlie Last Name Wilson album. He's been nominated for Grammys too.

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Reply #35 posted 10/10/14 3:23pm

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MickyDolenz said:

1sotrue said:

Charlie Wilson from the Gap Band

His 1st album didn't do that well, but he's all over the local "urban contemporary" radio today, especially since the Charlie Last Name Wilson album. He's been nominated for Grammys too.

yeah, Charlie has been on a roll for quite a while now

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Reply #36 posted 10/10/14 4:30pm

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ginusher said:

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Gary Barlow from Take That is not a bad songwriter, but his attempts at finding solo fame after the disbanding of the boy band have met with a lukewarm reception at best. 'Forever Love' was a small hit, but Barlow was not much heard from afterward. That other member of Take That who embarked on a solo career, Robbie Williams, became a superstar on the Eastern side of the Atlantic Pond. Not many Americans seem to be aware of him, but he released album after successful album in the 90s and the 2000s.

Britian has radically changed its tune concerning Gary Barlow. After years of being the laughing stock of the British media (and then ex-bandmate Robbie Williams), treated as some sort of talentless leper, and forced into an early retirement by the British music industry after his 2nd solo album in 1999, Gary (post 2005's tremendously successful Take That reunion) is now one of Britain's beloved sons. Lead judge on The X-Factor UK for 3 series (seasons), appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2012, and last year releasing his first solo album in 14 years, which went 2x Platinum (in the UK).

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Reply #37 posted 10/10/14 4:34pm

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Lionel Richie

That's a joke, right?

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Reply #38 posted 10/10/14 5:42pm

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Fury said:

Lionel Richie


I disagree. He made it big as a Barry Manilow and country act. lol
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Reply #39 posted 10/10/14 7:22pm

SoulAlive

I would also add Philip Bailey to the list.As a solo artist,he had one big hit ("Easy Lover"...and even that wasn't exactly "solo" since it's a duet with Phil Collins).

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Maurice White

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Reply #40 posted 10/10/14 7:26pm

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Tony Hadley (of Spandau Ballet).

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Reply #41 posted 10/10/14 8:35pm

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James "J.T." Taylor

I think,in many cases,the public likes certain singers as part of the group that they're in and they don't really "accept" these people when they go solo.That seems to be the case with James "J.T." Taylor.A very talented dude with a great voice,but he will forever be remembered as "that guy from Kool and The Gang".

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Reply #42 posted 10/10/14 10:27pm

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TeeeeHaaaaHoooo said:

Britian has radically changed its tune concerning Gary Barlow. After years of being the laughing stock of the British media (and then ex-bandmate Robbie Williams), treated as some sort of talentless leper, and forced into an early retirement by the British music industry after his 2nd solo album in 1999, Gary (post 2005's tremendously successful Take That reunion) is now one of Britain's beloved sons. Lead judge on The X-Factor UK for 3 series (seasons), appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2012, and last year releasing his first solo album in 14 years, which went 2x Platinum (in the UK).

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Thanks for the update. cool Haven't been paying that much attention to the British channels lately, though I was aware of the Take That reunion (they did play the Robbie/Gary duet to death on the radio some 3 years ago).

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Reply #43 posted 10/11/14 11:38am

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BlackSweat86 said:



Fury said:


Lionel Richie


That's a joke, right?



Uh...yeah biggrin
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Reply #44 posted 10/11/14 3:32pm

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Darnell Bristol of the Deele, Renee Diggs(r.i.p. one of the most powerful expressive voices ever imo) of Starpoint, Sharon Bryant of Atlantic Star and Tawatha Agee of Mtume
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Reply #45 posted 10/11/14 3:36pm

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Ian Gillan (Purple)

Frank Black (Pixies)

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Reply #46 posted 10/11/14 3:43pm

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Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

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Reply #47 posted 10/12/14 8:35am

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Belinda Carlyle (the Go-Go's)?

She had, what?, 1 maybe 2 hits on her own.

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Reply #48 posted 10/12/14 8:57am

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daingermouz2020 said:

Darnell Bristol of the Deele, Renee Diggs(r.i.p. one of the most powerful expressive voices ever imo) of Starpoint, Sharon Bryant of Atlantic Star and Tawatha Agee of Mtume


I like Sharon Bryant's solo album a lot. I used to wear the cassette out. I've converted it to cd since. Still dig it. Disappointed she never came with a follow up. To me Tawatha solo project was just another Mtume album without the name.
Renee Diggs was a powerful singer. I always wondered why she didn't have a solo
album after Starpoint time was up. She actually did in the mid nineties and it just got shelved. It's awkward how the primary lead singers for the Deele never got any notoriety after Babyface became a powerful solo artist and producer.
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Reply #49 posted 10/12/14 9:02am

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PurpleJedi said:

Belinda Carlyle (the Go-Go's)?

She had, what?, 1 maybe 2 hits on her own.

Worldwide...twenty Top 40 singles. Seventeen of those were Top 20; ten Top 10, five Top 5, two #1's.

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Reply #50 posted 10/12/14 9:17am

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Art Garfunkel was never really big was he?

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Reply #51 posted 10/12/14 9:24am

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Art Garfunkel was never really big was he?

Six #1's.

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Reply #52 posted 10/12/14 3:13pm

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SoulAlive said:

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.

Part of El's problem was drugs and the record compaines didn't manage his career or talent.

Mr. Hewitt? It didn't surprise me his solo career crashed and burn. lol By himself, Hewitt didn't have public appeal.

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Reply #53 posted 10/12/14 3:21pm

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SoulAlive said:

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.

Part of El's problem was drugs and the record compaines didn't manage his career or talent.

Mr. Hewitt? It didn't surprise me his solo career crashed and burn. lol By himself, Hewitt didn't have public appeal.

nod I liked "Love Always",but the other solo El Debarge singles weren't that good,imo.I think he just needed the right producer.Quincy Jones would have been the ideal producer for El.

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Reply #54 posted 10/12/14 3:41pm

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Part of El's problem was drugs and the record compaines didn't manage his career or talent.

He couldn't have done any more than Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, etc.

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Reply #55 posted 10/12/14 3:55pm

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

Steve Perry's 1st solo project was AWESOME!!!!! Problem is, He took WAAAAAAAAAAY 2 long between projects. And that's when Michael Bolton happened..............

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Reply #56 posted 10/12/14 5:25pm

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daingermouz2020 said:

Darnell Bristol of the Deele, Renee Diggs(r.i.p. one of the most powerful expressive voices ever imo) of Starpoint, Sharon Bryant of Atlantic Star and Tawatha Agee of Mtume


I like Sharon Bryant's solo album a lot. I used to wear the cassette out. I've converted it to cd since. Still dig it. Disappointed she never came with a follow up. To me Tawatha solo project was just another Mtume album without the name.
Renee Diggs was a powerful singer. I always wondered why she didn't have a solo
album after Starpoint time was up. She actually did in the mid nineties and it just got shelved. It's awkward how the primary lead singers for the Deele never got any notoriety after Babyface became a powerful solo artist and producer.
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yeah it was odd how Babyface who wasnt featured as the lead singer on the Deele's first album blew up. Don't know what I did with Sharons cassett but I remember reading Renee Diggs did background vocals on it. A Reene Diggs solo album if released back in the day would probably been a lot like Tawatha's , it would be like a Starpoint album without the name.
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Reply #57 posted 10/12/14 5:37pm

SoulAlive

interesting thing about Sharon Bryant's debut album...

A&M Records wanted Jam and Lewis to produce it,but it was Sharon who declined.She didn't want to work with them.Some of the songs were later given to Janet Jackson for her Control album.

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Reply #58 posted 10/12/14 5:53pm

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SoulAlive said:



TD3 said:




SoulAlive said:


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.





Part of El's problem was drugs and the record compaines didn't manage his career or talent.



Mr. Hewitt? It didn't surprise me his solo career crashed and burn. lol By himself, Hewitt didn't have public appeal.





nod I liked "Love Always",but the other solo El Debarge singles weren't that good,imo.I think he just needed the right producer.Quincy Jones would have been the ideal producer for El.




I've always felt El was better off if he had remained with Debarge after the Rhythm of the Night album. IMO the outside producers on Rhythm of the Night and El's first solo album was a big mistake. No one can produce El or Debarge during that time better than El himself. Some of the songs produced by El on his Gemini wouldve been better on a Debarge album following ROTK. But I know Motown was going for the crossover thingy.
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Reply #59 posted 10/12/14 6:01pm

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SoulAlive said:

TD3 said:

Part of El's problem was drugs and the record compaines didn't manage his career or talent.

Mr. Hewitt? It didn't surprise me his solo career crashed and burn. lol By himself, Hewitt didn't have public appeal.

nod I liked "Love Always",but the other solo El Debarge singles weren't that good,imo.I think he just needed the right producer.Quincy Jones would have been the ideal producer for El.

El's album with Babyface was awesome. Wrong promotion though.

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