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Solo success

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 pm
by tj
Besides Phil Collins, I am trying to think of artists from successful bands who had long term success equal to or greater than they did with their original band. Maybe Clapton, Stevie Nicks, or who? Perry had one successful album, Don't Henley has had some, but neither as much as with Journey or the Eagles. Who am I not thinking about?

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:25 pm
by RPM
Peter Gabriel....

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 am
by Memorex
Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 am
by scarab
Steve Winwood

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 am
by verslibre
Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:59 am
by Monker
tj wrote:Besides Phil Collins, I am trying to think of artists from successful bands who had long term success equal to or greater than they did with their original band. Maybe Clapton, Stevie Nicks, or who? Perry had one successful album, Don't Henley has had some, but neither as much as with Journey or the Eagles. Who am I not thinking about?


John Waite
Paul McCartney
John Lennon

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
by Monker
verslibre wrote:Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?


Yeah, he's that reality TV star. What does that have to do with anything? :)

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:03 am
by Monker
Memorex wrote:Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.


Donny Osmond as a solo artists equaled what Donny and Marie did? I seriously don't know.

Peter Cetera had one really good solo album...I do not believe he comes close to what Chicago did. He is essentially where Steve Perry is.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 am
by verslibre
Monker wrote:
verslibre wrote:Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?


Yeah, he's that reality TV star who started headlining shows way back in the '80s, and has an entire fest named after him. What does that have to do with anything? :)


Yeah, same guy! :lol:

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:08 am
by verslibre
He's not a vocalist (though he does sing here and there), but Jan Hammer absolutely qualifies. He's had much more success on his own than he did with Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 am
by Memorex
Monker wrote:
Memorex wrote:Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.


Donny Osmond as a solo artists equaled what Donny and Marie did? I seriously don't know.

Peter Cetera had one really good solo album...I do not believe he comes close to what Chicago did. He is essentially where Steve Perry is.


Donny Osmond original broke from the Osmonds, to greater solo success, then to further success with Donnie and Marie, then back to half-decent success on his own.

Yea - Cetera would not really count. I think he himself was probably making more money on his own via his tours and such. But overall success would go to Chicago for sure.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:39 pm
by Jubilee
Teddy Pendergrass left Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Jeffrey Osborne left LTD

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 pm
by Monker
Fact Finder wrote:Tom Petty left Mudcrutch


To create a new band. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was not a solo venture. That didn't happen until later...and again, he did not have nearly the success as he did with with the Heartbreakers.

Joan Jett left The Runaways


The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:53 pm
by Monker
Fact Finder wrote:Robert Plant has had a very nice run since Zeppelin broke up.


Plant (and Page) had solo careers, but I do not believe they came close to Led Zeppelin.

Sting went on from The Police to become massive.[/quote]

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:00 pm
by verslibre
Monker wrote:The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.


The correct answer: "Who is Lita Ford?"

Monker wrote:Plant (and Page) had solo careers, but I do not believe they came close to Led Zeppelin.


Indeed. Nowhere near it.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm
by tj
Fact Finder wrote:
Monker wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Tom Petty left Mudcrutch


To create a new band. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was not a solo venture. That didn't happen until later...and again, he did not have nearly the success as he did with with the Heartbreakers.

Joan Jett left The Runaways


The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.


I’d never diss the work with the Heartbreakers but Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers, Toms 2 best selling albums, were solo efforts, albeit aided by some of the Heartbreakers.


Hard to separate Petty from the Heartbreakers into solo for me. I always thought of Petty as a solo act with the Heartbreakers his backup band. Sort of like Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band for me. Neither the Heartbreakers or the Silver Bullet Band would have been anything without Petty or Seger.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm
by yulog
Kenny Loggins ----huge solo career

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:20 am
by AR
Ronnie James Dio

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:13 am
by tj
So, let's turn this around. Artists who are famous for fronting their bands, but their solo work never really took off outside of one or two hits. I'll start:

David Lee Roth
Roger Daltrey

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:31 am
by tj
Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:53 am
by Boomchild
tj wrote:So, let's turn this around. Artists who are famous for fronting their bands, but their solo work never really took off outside of one or two hits. I'll start:

David Lee Roth
Roger Daltrey


Dennis DeYoung
Tommy Shaw

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:47 pm
by Memorex
tj wrote:Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.


I love this album.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:28 pm
by tj
Memorex wrote:
tj wrote:Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.


I love this album.

I had it on cassette and it broke. I looked for it again a few years ago and couldn't find it. Not even to download. :(

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:29 pm
by tj
Has anything Mick Jagger has put out ever been any good?

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:49 am
by verslibre
You guys aren't going to mention those shitty albums James Young did? :lol:

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:13 am
by tj
verslibre wrote:You guys aren't going to mention those shitty albums James Young did? :lol:


Must have been so bad I've never heard of them.

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 am
by tj
tj wrote:
Memorex wrote:
tj wrote:Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.


I love this album.

I had it on cassette and it broke. I looked for it again a few years ago and couldn't find it. Not even to download. :(


Found it used on Amazon today. Also found The Storm new, for $68. For that price, it better be signed by all original members and hand delivered with lunch to my door by Gregg Rolie himself. :shock:

Re: Solo success

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:43 am
by Memorex
Pat Monahan.

No, his solo album did not do well, but he came back and one by one got rid of every Train member and now Train is a Monahan solo effort.