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7th Jul '17 4:29:23 PM Mdumas43073
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* Danny and the Juniors released "At The Hop" in 1957, and didn't have a whole lot of success after that. Danny Rapp committed suicide in 1983, but the remainder of the quartet - now a trio - continues performing on the oldies circuit as Danny and the Juniors despite the absence of anyone named Danny in the group.

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* Danny and the Juniors released "At The the Hop" in 1957, and didn't have a whole lot of success after that. Danny Rapp committed suicide in 1983, but the remainder of the quartet - -- now a trio - -- continues performing on the oldies circuit as Danny and the Juniors despite the absence of anyone named Danny in the group.



* After Music/MeatLoaf attained popular success of ''Bat Out Of Hell'', songwriter-producer Music/JimSteinman wrote a followup album for the singer. When he proved unable to perform due to illness, Steinman brought Meat Loaf's band into the studio and sang the songs himself, releasing the album, ''Bad For Good'', under his own name. While critics generally deemed it mediocre and found Steinman's voice a poor substitute for Meat Loaf's, it achieved a Top 40 hit with "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through". Meat Loaf would eventually record most of the songs on the album himself for various projects.

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* After Music/MeatLoaf attained massive popular success of with ''Bat Out Of of Hell'', songwriter-producer Music/JimSteinman wrote a followup album for the singer. When he proved unable to perform due to illness, Steinman brought Meat Loaf's band into the studio and sang the songs himself, releasing the album, ''Bad For for Good'', under his own name. While critics generally deemed it mediocre and found Steinman's voice a poor substitute for Meat Loaf's, it achieved a Top 40 hit with "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through". Meat Loaf would eventually record most of the songs on the album himself for various projects.



* The Pogues continued for a few years after firing lead singer and songwriter Shane [=MacGowan=], who was temporarily replaced by Joe Strummer of Music/TheClash before the band settled on co-founder Spider Stacy as their new lead singer. Their first post-[=MacGowan=] album, 1993's ''Waiting for Herb'' produced one of their biggest hits, "Tuesday Morning", but the album itself was savaged by critics and suffered poor sales. The band called it quits after their next album 1996's ''Pogue Mahone'' fared worse critically and sales-wise, and did not reunite until the members patched things up with [=MacGowan=] in 2001.

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* The Pogues Music/ThePogues continued for a few years after firing lead singer and songwriter Shane [=MacGowan=], who was temporarily replaced by Joe Strummer of Music/TheClash before the band settled on co-founder Spider Stacy as their new lead singer. Their first post-[=MacGowan=] album, 1993's ''Waiting for Herb'' produced one of their biggest hits, "Tuesday Morning", but the album itself was savaged by critics and suffered poor sales. The band called it quits after their next album 1996's ''Pogue Mahone'' fared worse critically and sales-wise, and did not reunite until the members patched things up with [=MacGowan=] in 2001.



** The 1990 ''Edge Of The Century'' album retained De Young, but Glen Burtnik replaced Tommy Shaw in the line-up.

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** The 1990 ''Edge Of The of the Century'' album retained De Young, but Glen Burtnik replaced Tommy Shaw in the line-up.
5th Jul '17 1:56:06 AM Twentington
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* Music/DaYoopers have continued nearly 20 years beyond the departure of longtime vocalist/guitarist Joe Potila. Since they're a NoHitWonder, it's not as if their success has waned much.

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* Music/DaYoopers have continued nearly 20 years beyond the 1995 departure of longtime vocalist/guitarist frontman Joe Potila. Since they're Potila, who co-wrote and co-produced everything with drummer Jim [=DeCaire=], played lead guitar, and sang many of the lead vocals. His replacement Jim Bellmore took over in all of those duties, while also expanding the band's sound through his skills on several other instruments (notably, he also played bass on ''We're Still Rockin''', as it was recorded while the band was between bassists). As the band is a NoHitWonder, it's not as if their like they had much success has waned much.to lose in the first place.
5th Jul '17 1:48:02 AM Twentington
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* Little Texas also went through this a lot. Initially, they traded lead vocal duties between Brady Seals and Tim Rushlow (with backing vocals from two other members), but Tim became the lone lead vocalist after Brady left for a solo career in 1995, with Jeff Huskins taking over Brady's role as keyboardist. The band's lone album with Huskins bombed, as did Seals' and Rushlow's subsequent solo careers. After Little Texas re-established in 2004 without Brady or Tim (both of whom had other projects going at the time), they chose Steven Troy as their new lead vocalist. He left after about a year, and lead vocal duties were given to guitarist Porter Howell (who, interestingly, had not even been a backing vocalist before then).

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* Little Texas also went through this a lot. Initially, they traded lead vocal duties between Tim Rushlow was the frontman, although keyboardist Brady Seals and Tim Rushlow (with backing vocals from two other members), but Tim became the lone rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien [[ASongInTheLimelight occasionally sang lead vocalist after Brady left instead]] (except for a solo career in 1995, with the fourth album, where Jeff Huskins taking over Brady's role as keyboardist. The band's lone album with Huskins bombed, as did Seals' replaced Seals). They broke up in 1997, and Rushlow's subsequent solo careers. both Rushlow and Seals moved on to alternate projects. After the other four members of Little Texas re-established reunited in 2004 without Brady or Tim (both of whom had Seals and Rushlow were in other projects going bands at the time), time, and Huskins had founded a record label), they chose Steven Troy as their new lead vocalist. He left after about a year, and A record producer then convinced them to promote lead vocal duties were given to guitarist Porter Howell (who, interestingly, had not even been a backing vocalist before then).to lead vocals instead, and Howell is the one singing on their 2007 album ''Missing Years''.
25th Jun '17 10:32:54 PM Twentington
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* Exile went both ways with this. In their original incarnation in TheSeventies, with Jimmy Stokley on lead vocals, they scored only one major hit with "Kiss You All Over". Many failed albums later, Stokley was replaced by J. P. Pennington, and the group reinvented itself as a country band which scored ten #1 hits in TheEighties. After several members quit in 1990, the band lost its contract with Creator/EpicRecords but gained one with [[Creator/AristaRecords Arista Nashville]]. At this point, lead vocal duties alternated between existing bassist Sonny [=LeMaire=]

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* Exile went both ways with this. In their original incarnation in TheSeventies, with Jimmy Stokley on lead vocals, they scored only one major hit with "Kiss You All Over". Many failed albums later, Stokley was replaced by J. P. Pennington, Pennington and Sonny [=LeMaire=] became the frontmen, and the group reinvented itself as a country band which scored ten #1 hits in TheEighties. After Then in 1989, Pennington and several other members quit in 1990, the band lost its contract with Creator/EpicRecords but gained one with [[Creator/AristaRecords Arista Nashville]]. At this point, lead vocal duties alternated between existing bassist Sonny [=LeMaire=]quit, leaving [=LeMaire=] and new member Paul Martin to carry only a couple minor hits before their success tapered off entirely.
22nd Jun '17 9:39:49 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/FunkerVogt's long time FaceOfTheBand, Jens Kastel, left in 2013 after the release of ''Companion in Crime'', being replaced by Sacha Korn on the ill-received single "Sick Man". Luckily, they found a better replacement in the form of Chris L. from Agonoize for their 2017 album ''Code of Conduct''.

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* Music/FunkerVogt's long time FaceOfTheBand, Jens Kastel, left quit in 2013 after following the release of ''Companion in Crime'', being replaced by Sacha Korn on the ill-received single "Sick Man". Luckily, they found a better replacement in the form of Chris L. from Agonoize for their 2017 album ''Code of Conduct''.
22nd Jun '17 9:29:50 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/FunkerVogt's long time FaceOfTheBand, Jens Kastel, left in 2013 after the release of ''Companion in Crime'', being replaced by Sacha Korn on the ill-received single "Sick Man". Luckily, they found a better replacement in the form of Chris L. from Agonoize for their 2017 album ''Code of Conduct''.
17th Jun '17 7:50:30 PM Twentington
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* Highway 101's fortunes faded fast after lead singer Paulette Carlson left and Nikki Nelson took her place. Carlson had a #21 hit with "I'll Start with You" and had no further success, while her former band's biggest hit with Nikki, "Bing Bang Boom", only got to #14. Carlson later rejoined the band, but after she left a second time, Chrislynn Lee replaced her. Then ''Lee'' left and Nelson rejoined.

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* Highway 101's fortunes faded fast after lead singer Paulette Carlson left and Nikki Nelson took her place. Carlson had a #21 hit with "I'll Start with You" and had no further success, while her former band's biggest hit with Nikki, "Bing Bang Boom", only got to #14. Carlson later rejoined the band, band (by which point their momentum had stopped entirely), but after she left a second time, Chrislynn Lee replaced her. Then ''Lee'' left and Nelson rejoined.
10th Jun '17 12:18:11 AM wolftickets1969
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* After Melanie Thornton left La Bouche, the rest of the group produced the single "All I Want" with Natacha Wright, which was a flop. Following Thornton's death in a plane crash, they [[PosthumousCollaboration posthumously used]] vocals from her unfinished solo material to produce "In Your Life".

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* After Melanie Thornton left La Bouche, the rest of the group produced the single "All I Want" with Natacha Wright, which was a flop. Following [[AuthorExistenceFailure Thornton's death in a plane crash, crash]], they [[PosthumousCollaboration posthumously used]] vocals from her unfinished solo material to produce "In Your Life".Life" and its B-side "Take Me to Heaven Tonight".
10th Jun '17 12:12:36 AM wolftickets1969
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* Goth rock band Mono Inc's original frontman, Miky Mono, [[ArtifactTitle whom the band was named after]], left in 2006 during the production of their second album, whereupon drummer Martin Engler [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepped up to the microphone]], and newcomer [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Katha Mia]] took up drums. To date, they're still going strong. As for Mono himself, he died in a paragliding accident in 2010.
3rd Jun '17 10:49:41 AM MarkLungo
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* When Music/TheWho lost drummer Keith Moon after 1978's ''Who Are You'', the band replaced him with Kenney Jones. Everything went OK for a while, including a decently-received tour, until 11 fans were killed at a concert in Cincinnati a year later. The band then released two studio albums with Jones, ''Face Dances'' and ''It's Hard''. While the former had a bonafide hit in "You Better You Bet" and a charter in "Another Tricky Day", the latter was panned by just about everyone (though Rolling Stone infamously awarded it 5/5 stars). Though they've reunited since then (recently without deceased bassist John Entwistle) many times for tours and even a studio album ''Endless Wire'' which was warmly received, they've never REALLY been Music/TheWho since Keith passed away.

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* When Music/TheWho lost drummer Keith Moon after 1978's ''Who Are You'', the band replaced him with Kenney Jones. Everything went OK for a while, including a decently-received tour, until 11 fans were killed at a concert in Cincinnati a year later. The band then released two studio albums with Jones, ''Face Dances'' and ''It's Hard''. While the former had a bonafide hit in "You Better You Bet" and a charter in "Another Tricky Day", the latter was panned by just about everyone (though Rolling Stone ''Magazine/RollingStone'' infamously awarded it 5/5 stars). Though they've reunited since then (recently without deceased bassist John Entwistle) many times for tours and even a studio album ''Endless Wire'' which was warmly received, they've never REALLY been Music/TheWho since Keith passed away.
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