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Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 14, 2017 06:02PM
And, those who thrived.

Losers: John Fogarty (CCR) and David Gates (Bread).
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: December 14, 2017 06:23PM
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Dennis S
And, those who thrived.

Losers: John Fogarty (CCR) and David Gates (Bread).

What are you talking about? Fogerty has done very well solo.



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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 14, 2017 06:36PM
John, Paul, maybe George, Ringo.

Not saying there wasn't talent after the split but, really, they were The Beatles.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 14, 2017 06:53PM
Paulette Carlson (lead singer for Highway 101).

[www.youtube.com]

Her solo efforts just didn't have the punch.

/Mr Lynn



"Hillbilly at Harvard"
Honky-tonk Country and Bluegrass
Founded in 1948 by Pappy Ben Minnich
Saturdays 9am - 1pm Eastern
WHRB-FM, Cambridge, MA
Streaming at [www.WHRB.org]
Be there!

The HAH weblog: [hillbillyatharvard.wordpress.com]

Topical weblog: [walkingcreekworld.wordpress.com]

On the river in Saxonville.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 14, 2017 07:11PM
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Uncle Wig
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Dennis S
And, those who thrived.

Losers: John Fogarty (CCR) and David Gates (Bread).

What are you talking about? Fogerty has done very well solo.

In my opinion, he is nowhere near as good as Credence, artistically. He may have done OK financially.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: hal
Date: December 14, 2017 07:21PM
LOTS! Most you never heard of because they vanished immediately.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Spiff
Date: December 14, 2017 07:27PM
Steve Perry
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 14, 2017 07:27PM
Steve Winwood did good after leaving the Spencer Davis Group. As did Rod Stewart with Faces.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: bik
Date: December 14, 2017 07:37PM
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hal
LOTS! Most you never heard of because they vanished immediately.

This.

Even, like, David Gilmour and Roger Waters are great artists, but the whole of Pink Floyd equaled more than the sum of its parts.

Same for Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, et. al. and The Who.

Steve Perry < Journey
Tom Scholz < Boston (WAY less than)
Rick Ocasek < The Cars
Sting < The Police (arguably)
Steven Tyler < Aerosmith
Donal Fagan < Steely Dan
David Lee Roth < Van Halen

On and On.

But, which artists with successful bands went on to even MORE success as solo acts?!?

Phil Collins > Genesis?
Eric Clapton > Cream/The Yardbirds, etc. (definitely)

Question –
Stevie Nicks - < or > Fleetwood Mac?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2017 07:39PM by bik.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Microman
Date: December 14, 2017 07:39PM
Come on, John Fogerty is great, and still great.

He had legal problems with some of his band mates, and the people that he signed CCR.

Of course CCR was great, it was all John Fogerty.

I believe that I see one of his guitarists has stayed with him.


Credence Clearwater Revisited....... who would spend money seeing that., well, not me.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 14, 2017 08:00PM
"Question –
Stevie Nicks - < or > Fleetwood Mac?"

I say Fleetwood Mac.

Diana Ross did well after the Supremes, which was a high bar.



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Posted by: tronnei
Date: December 14, 2017 09:44PM
I saw Fogerty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football stadium in July. Absolutely miserable weatherwise--hot and super humid, with storms in the distance a constant threat. But I’m so glad my wife and I made the trip.

Fogerty’s voice doesn’t sound much like it did in the 60s and 70s, but it’s not awful either. At age 72 this guy looks great and can still rock with the best of them. And he wasn’t a prima donna; he let the spotlight shine on all his band members (including his son). He told great stories (like how CCR had to the follow the Dead at Woodstock) and the playlist was almost entirely CCR--only three solo Fogerty numbers.

Some songs were strictly as you remember them, while others had extended jams and instrument solos that were never on vinyl. My wife really enjoyed the “heavier” aspect to some renditions of old favorites. And here’s the kicker: CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" most famous misunderstood line is "There's a bathroom on the right" in place of “There’s a bad moon on the rise.” At the show Fogerty actually sang the “bathroom” line instead of the real lyrics. Got a cheer from those of us that caught it.

As pointed out earlier, legal troubles with the band and their label forced him to lay low for the rest of the 70s after CCR collapsed. Once those were cleared up he continued to make a lot of great music.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: December 14, 2017 11:14PM
i left my band and they took off..
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 15, 2017 07:17AM
Right, the list of singers who did better without their bands is much smaller than the reverse.

Bjork is a good example, but the Sugarcubes were one of the worst acts ever to get a record deal.
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Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 15, 2017 07:25AM
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bik
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hal
LOTS! Most you never heard of because they vanished immediately.


Tom Scholz < Boston (WAY less than)

I think you meant Brad Delp here. Tom Scholz basically IS Boston, he calls all the shots (and hasn't called them very well for about 30 years now). He never "went solo" (and isn't a singer).

Before he died, Delp cut a single with the original second guitarist in Boston, Barry Goudreau, and it's a better "Boston song" than anything the band actually named Boston has recorded since the 70's:

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 15, 2017 07:34AM
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Dennis S
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Uncle Wig
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Dennis S
And, those who thrived.

Losers: John Fogarty (CCR) and David Gates (Bread).

What are you talking about? Fogerty has done very well solo.

In my opinion, he is nowhere near as good as Credence, artistically. He may have done OK financially.

Getting into objectivity.

Are we going by record sales? Personal preferences?

I would say that all the Beatles have (had) very successful solo careers, but never as successful as the Beatles.

Sting was probably more successful as a solo artist, but I never thought any of his solo efforts were as good as The Police.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 15, 2017 09:14AM
Gwen Stefani, but that's mostly a matter if music type. She's been much more successful financially than the band.

Steve Perry is a good example as noted above. Tons of examples, for instance, the Barenaked Ladies lead singer, Steven Page.
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Posted by: bik
Date: December 15, 2017 09:19AM
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bik
Tom Scholz < Boston (WAY less than)

I think you meant Brad Delp here. Tom Scholz basically IS Boston, he calls all the shots (and hasn't called them very well for about 30 years now). He never "went solo" (and isn't a singer).

Before he died, Delp cut a single with the original second guitarist in Boston, Barry Goudreau, and it's a better "Boston song" than anything the band actually named Boston has recorded since the 70's:

Yeah, I didn't follow the rules, but I did actually mean Tom Scholz for the very reasons you alluded to.

He's the one who thought he was bigger than the band, made decisions that affected the whole band, and ultimately drove the other original members away.

He kept the Boston name, but he's the one whose ego caused the breakup(s). Without Brad Delp (RIP) and the rest, Boston are just a good Boston cover band.

But, point taken –– I played the game wrong on that one.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 15, 2017 03:44PM
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bik
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Will Collier
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bik
Tom Scholz < Boston (WAY less than)

I think you meant Brad Delp here. Tom Scholz basically IS Boston, he calls all the shots (and hasn't called them very well for about 30 years now). He never "went solo" (and isn't a singer).

Before he died, Delp cut a single with the original second guitarist in Boston, Barry Goudreau, and it's a better "Boston song" than anything the band actually named Boston has recorded since the 70's:

Yeah, I didn't follow the rules, but I did actually mean Tom Scholz for the very reasons you alluded to.

He's the one who thought he was bigger than the band, made decisions that affected the whole band, and ultimately drove the other original members away.

He kept the Boston name, but he's the one whose ego caused the breakup(s). Without Brad Delp (RIP) and the rest, Boston are just a good Boston cover band.

But, point taken –– I played the game wrong on that one.

I agree, Tom Scholz and Roger Waters are my prime examples of guys who seem (to me from the outside) to think they were the band instead of (key!) members of the band.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 15, 2017 10:16PM
Let's not forget Simon AND Garfunkle.
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: December 16, 2017 06:08AM
I'm sorry. Yes, Garfunkle hat to make the list, but Simon Simon went on to make art without Art.
He's done a lot that was successful both critically and financially. Think "Think Still Crazy After All These Years, "One-Trick Pony, and omg, "Graceland."
There were at least 9 more albums that each has at least a few stellar tunes.

But how's this one:
The mature Bob Dylan < Traveling Wilburys ?



-mj
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Re: Singers who left their band and didn't do as well solo.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 16, 2017 10:03AM
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MacJeepster
I'm sorry. Yes, Garfunkle hat to make the list, but Simon Simon went on to make art without Art.
He's done a lot that was successful both critically and financially. Think "Think Still Crazy After All These Years, "One-Trick Pony, and omg, "Graceland."
There were at least 9 more albums that each has at least a few stellar tunes.

But how's this one:
The mature Bob Dylan < Traveling Wilburys ?

You probably win the argument, but I compare Simon to Paul McCartney - both Pauls had great and enviable solo careers, but the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel were so great that there was a big relative drop in the solo careers.
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