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21st Nov '17 8:39:37 AM Jhimmibhob
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* The Music/BigBigTrain album ''Grimspound'' featured two tracks on which David Longdon, for the first time, shared lead vocals:
** "A Mead Hall in Winter," with drummer [[Music/SpocksBeard Nick D'Virgilio]] (see above)
** "As the Crow Flies," with violinist Rachel Hall
6th Nov '17 4:10:49 PM Jhimmibhob
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* A particularly successful example: after Music/PeterGabriel left {{Music/Genesis}} in 1974, the role of lead singer was filled by the band's drummer PhilCollins, who had previously done backing vocals on a handful of songs, after an extensive audition process resulted in no vocalists that the band found suitable.
** Phil Collins actually stepped up to mike on lead vocals on at least two songs prior to this, "For Absent Friends" from ''Nursery Cryme'', and "More Fool Me" on ''Selling England By The Pound''.
*** He also sang the lines for Rael's brother John in "The Colony of Slippermen" on ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. [[spoiler: The similarity of his voice to Gabriel's here is some nice FridgeBrilliance with regards to the TwistEnding.]]
*** Collins would go on to become one of pop music's greatest solo artists with hits such as "One More Night", "Sussudio", "In The Air Tonight", "Another Day In Paradise", etc.

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* A particularly successful example: after Music/PeterGabriel left {{Music/Genesis}} in 1974, the role of lead singer was filled by the band's drummer PhilCollins, who PhilCollins (who had previously done provided backing vocals vocals, and sung lead on a handful of songs, after an extensive audition process resulted in no vocalists that the band found suitable.
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*** He also sang the lines for Rael's brother John in "The Colony of Slippermen" on ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''. [[spoiler: The similarity of his voice to Gabriel's here is some nice FridgeBrilliance with regards to the TwistEnding.]]
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31st Oct '17 11:44:17 PM harharhar
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* Music/TheCorrs is a four part band of three sisters and a brother. The two instrument playing sisters, one who plays drums and the other the violin, are both incredibly talented vocalists in their own right. The most prominent example of them singing lead is the song ''No Frontiers''.

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* Music/TheCorrs is a four part band of three sisters and a brother. The two instrument playing sisters, one who plays drums and youngest, Andrea, is the lead singer, but the other two sisters, Sharon the violin, violinist and Caroline the drummer, are both incredibly just as talented vocalists in their own right. singers. The most prominent example of them singing lead is the song ''No Frontiers''.Frontiers'', including the one time they sang that song during Andrea's wedding.
10th Sep '17 11:42:38 AM GrammarNavi
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* HavalinaRailCo has done this a bunch over the years.

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* HavalinaRailCo Music/HavalinaRailCo has done this a bunch over the years.
3rd Sep '17 10:54:34 PM Twentington
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** The other side of this trope comes in on ''Songs from the Grass String Ranch'', which gave the lead vocal to rhythm guitarist Richard Young on the verses to "Louisianna [=CoCo=]" (the chorus is still sung by Doug) and drummer Fred Young (Richard's brother) on "Dry-Land Fish". Richard has had several lead vocal turns on every subsequent album, to the point that their 2011 album ''Dixie Lullabies'' is about 50/50 and even features both Richard and Doug singing in unison on the title track.

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** The other side of this trope comes in on ''Songs from the Grass String Ranch'', which gave the lead vocal to had rhythm guitarist Richard Young on take the lead to the verses to of "Louisianna [=CoCo=]" (the chorus is (Doug still sung by Doug) sings the chorus) and his brother, drummer Fred Young (Richard's brother) Young, on "Dry-Land Fish". Richard has had several began taking lead vocal turns vocals with increasing frequency on every subsequent album, to the point that their 2011 album ''Dixie Lullabies'' is about 50/50 and even features both Richard and Doug singing in unison on the title track.



** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer during the band's tenure with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords. However, their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love" (their only Warner-era single not sung by Seals). Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals -- although unlike his predecessor, Huskins never sang), plus a cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.

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** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer during the band's tenure with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords. However, their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love" (their only Warner-era single not sung by Seals).Rushlow). Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals -- although unlike his predecessor, Huskins never sang), plus a cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.
24th Aug '17 11:16:25 PM Twentington
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** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer during the band's tenure with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords. However, their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love" (their only Warner-era single not sung by Seals). Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals), plus the band's cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.
** After going on hiatus in 1997, O'Brien and the other remaining members (drummer Del Gray, guitarist Porter Howell, and bassist Duane Propes) reunited in 2004 with new lead vocalist Steven Troy, due to both Rushlow and Seals being in other groups at the time. But at a producer's insistence, they got rid of Troy after a very short period and promoted Howell to lead vocal duties, as heard on their 2007 album ''Missing Years''.

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** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer during the band's tenure with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords. However, their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love" (their only Warner-era single not sung by Seals). Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals), Seals -- although unlike his predecessor, Huskins never sang), plus the band's a cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.
** After going on hiatus in 1997, Following a seven-year hiatus, O'Brien and the other remaining members (drummer Del Gray, guitarist Porter Howell, and bassist Duane Propes) reunited in 2004 with new lead vocalist Steven Troy, due to both Rushlow and Seals being in other groups at the time. But at a producer's insistence, they got rid of Troy after a very short period and promoted Howell to lead vocal duties, as heard on their 2007 album ''Missing Years''.



** After Stewart left in 1992, TheBandMinusTheFace split vocal duties among Dittrich, Gregg, and keyboardist Dave Innis, with guitarist Greg Jennings as the odd man out. Most notably, Dittrich sang their biggest post-Stewart hit, "When She Cries". Following a 10-year hiatus (barring a brief reunion in 1998 for a GreatestHitsAlbum), they reunited in 2004 for ''Still Restless'', which still had Stewart on most of the lead vocals, but gave two songs to Dittrich ("Looking Back" and a cover of Music/TheBeatles' "The Night Before") and one to Gregg ("Yesterday's News").

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** After Stewart left in 1992, TheBandMinusTheFace split vocal duties among Dittrich, Gregg, and keyboardist Dave Innis, with guitarist Greg Jennings as the odd man out. Most notably, Dittrich sang their biggest post-Stewart hit, hits, "When She Cries". Cries" and "Tell Me What You Dream". Following a 10-year hiatus (barring a brief reunion of everyone but Innis in 1998 for a GreatestHitsAlbum), they reunited in 2004 for ''Still Restless'', which still had Stewart on most of the lead vocals, but gave two songs to Dittrich ("Looking Back" and a cover of Music/TheBeatles' "The Night Before") and one to Gregg ("Yesterday's News").
12th Aug '17 4:43:46 PM Twentington
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** For the first two albums, Ricky Lee Phelps was the lead vocalist, and his brother Doug played bass. Both of them quit before the band's third album, which featured new lead vocalist Mark S. Orr. He quit after that album due to CreativeDifferences, so the other members invited Doug back to take over what had originally been his brother's post, and Doug has been lead singer ever since.
** The other side of this trope comes in on ''Songs from the Grass String Ranch'', which gave the lead vocal to rhythm guitarist Richard Young on the verses to "Louisianna [=CoCo=]" (the chorus is still sung by Doug) and drummer Fred Young (Richard's brother) on "Dry-Land Fish". Richard has sung lead multiple times on every successive albums, to the point that their 2011 album ''Dixie Lullabies'' is about 50/50 and even features both Richard and Doug singing in unison on the title track.

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** For the first two albums, Ricky Lee Phelps was the lead vocalist, and his brother Doug played bass. Both of them quit before the band's third album, which featured new lead vocalist Mark S. Orr. He quit after that album due to CreativeDifferences, so Orr was poorly received by the other band members invited and the fanbase, so Doug back returned to take over what had originally been his brother's post, and Doug has been on lead singer vocals, a role he has held ever since.
** The other side of this trope comes in on ''Songs from the Grass String Ranch'', which gave the lead vocal to rhythm guitarist Richard Young on the verses to "Louisianna [=CoCo=]" (the chorus is still sung by Doug) and drummer Fred Young (Richard's brother) on "Dry-Land Fish". Richard has sung had several lead multiple times vocal turns on every successive albums, subsequent album, to the point that their 2011 album ''Dixie Lullabies'' is about 50/50 and even features both Richard and Doug singing in unison on the title track.



** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer, but their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love". Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals), plus the band's cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.

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** Initially, Tim Rushlow was the official lead singer, but singer during the band's tenure with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords. However, their first three albums have at least one song each sung by keyboardist Brady Seals, including [[BlackSheepHit their only #1 hit]] "My Love".Love" (their only Warner-era single not sung by Seals). Rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien also sang lead on one song each from the third and fourth albums (the latter having come out after Jeff Huskins replaced Seals), plus the band's cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" for the multi-artist compilation ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Music/{{Eagles}}''.



** After Stewart left in 1992, TheBandMinusTheFace split vocal duties among Dittrich, Gregg, and keyboardist Dave Innis, with guitarist Greg Jennings as the odd man out. Most notably, Dittrich sang their biggest post-Stewart hit, "When She Cries". Following a 10-year hiatus, they reunited in 2004 for ''Still Restless'', which still had Stewart on most of the lead vocals, but gave two songs to Dittrich ("Looking Back" and a cover of Music/TheBeatles' "The Night Before") and one to Gregg ("Yesterday's News").

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** After Stewart left in 1992, TheBandMinusTheFace split vocal duties among Dittrich, Gregg, and keyboardist Dave Innis, with guitarist Greg Jennings as the odd man out. Most notably, Dittrich sang their biggest post-Stewart hit, "When She Cries". Following a 10-year hiatus, hiatus (barring a brief reunion in 1998 for a GreatestHitsAlbum), they reunited in 2004 for ''Still Restless'', which still had Stewart on most of the lead vocals, but gave two songs to Dittrich ("Looking Back" and a cover of Music/TheBeatles' "The Night Before") and one to Gregg ("Yesterday's News").
11th Aug '17 5:36:51 PM MikeK
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* Unlike {{Music/Bauhaus}} albums, which had Peter Murphy as sole vocalist, ''Burning from the Inside'' includes one song ("Who Killed Mr. Moonlight") sung by David J. and another ("Slice Of Life") sung by Daniel Ash. Peter Murphy had fallen ill prior to the recording sessions, leaving the rest of the band to do much of the writing and recording on their own. This example could be a borderline case for the "both" category: David J. and Daniel Ash would later trade off lead vocal duties in Music/LoveAndRockets, a group whose core lineup consisted entirely of former Bauhaus members.

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* Unlike other {{Music/Bauhaus}} albums, which had Peter Murphy as sole vocalist, ''Burning from the Inside'' includes one song ("Who Killed Mr. Moonlight") sung by David J. and another ("Slice Of Life") sung by Daniel Ash. Peter Murphy had fallen ill prior to the recording sessions, leaving the rest of the band to do much of the writing and recording on their own. This example could be a borderline case for the "both" category: David J. and Daniel Ash would later trade off lead vocal duties in Music/LoveAndRockets, a group whose core lineup consisted entirely of former Bauhaus members.
11th Aug '17 5:35:47 PM MikeK
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* Unlike {{Music/Bauhaus}} albums, which had Peter Murphy as sole vocalist, ''Burning from the Inside'' includes one song ("Who Killed Mr. Moonlight") sung by David J. and another ("Slice Of Life") sung by Daniel Ash. Peter Murphy had fallen ill prior to the recording sessions, leaving the rest of the band to do much of the writing and recording on their own. This example could be a borderline case for the "both" category: David J. and Daniel Ash would later trade off lead vocal duties in Music/LoveAndRockets, a group whose core lineup consisted entirely of former Bauhaus members.
7th Aug '17 11:37:11 AM Twentington
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* Music/BrooksAndDunn are an interesting variation. Their albums featured a fairly even split between Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks on lead vocals, but out of their fifty singles, only six were sung by Kix: "Lost and Found", "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)", "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (their only #1 hit on which he sang lead), "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing", "Why Would I Say Goodbye", and "South of Santa Fe". The last of those was released in 1999, a good 10 years before they split up, and supposedly withdrawn just shy of the top 40 because program directors were saying that they didn't want another Kix song. And on most of the other 44 songs, Kix is either barely audible (perhaps because they tended to use studio backing vocalists as well) or just plain nonexistant.

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* Music/BrooksAndDunn are an interesting variation. Their albums featured a fairly even split between Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks on lead vocals, but out of their fifty singles, only six were sung by Kix: "Lost and Found", "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)", "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (their only #1 hit on which he sang lead), "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing", "Why Would I Say Goodbye", and "South of Santa Fe". The last of those was released in 1999, a good 10 years before they split up, and supposedly withdrawn just shy of the top 40 because program directors were saying that they didn't want another Kix song. And on most of the other 44 songs, Kix is either barely audible (perhaps because they tended to use studio backing vocalists as well) or just plain nonexistant. Only two songs in their catalog have them both singing lead: a cover of "[[Music/JohnnyCash Folsom Prison Blues]]" for the 1994 charity album ''Red Hot + Country'', and "Born and Raised in Black and White" from 1998's ''If You See Her''.
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