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3rd Mar '17 2:49:09 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 Les Taylor, 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 which point Paul Martin took over on lead vocals. Martin was only able to get two songs of theirs into the Top 10 before the band's momentum was spent by 1991. One more unsuccessful album later, and they broke up in 1993. However, most of the original members later reunited in the 2000s.

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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 Les Taylor, 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 which point Paul Martin took over on Nashville]]. At this point, lead vocals. Martin was only able to get two songs of theirs into the Top 10 before the band's momentum was spent by 1991. One more unsuccessful album later, and they broke up in 1993. However, most of the original members later reunited in the 2000s.vocal duties alternated between existing bassist Sonny [=LeMaire=]
14th Feb '17 10:04:48 PM ethansloan
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* When Chris and Rich Robinson, of [[Music/TheBlackCrowes The Black Crowes]], finally couldn't stand each other any more, the band dissolved. Chris started his own band almost immediately, while Rich did solo work for a few years, before recruiting former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford and bass player Sven Pipien to form The Magpie Salute. They perform covers, new works, and Black Crowes tracks.
10th Jan '17 1:07:26 AM MarkLungo
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* Speaking of Bad Company and Paul Rodgers, the band reunited in 1986 minus Rodgers, hiring Brian Howe as his replacement and taking on a more contemporary hard rock sound. While Howe-era Bad Company didn't do too bad on the charts, hitting the Top 40 thrice, fan and critical reception was nowhere near that of the classic Bad Company with Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell, and drummer Simon Kirke. The classic lineup would reunite in the late 1990s, though the band haven't released any new material since 1996's ''Stories Told & Untold," which featured Howe's own replacement as vocalist, Robert Hart.

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* Speaking of Bad Company and Paul Rodgers, the band reunited in 1986 minus Rodgers, hiring Brian Howe as his replacement and taking on a more contemporary hard rock sound. (To be fair, they only used the name "Bad Company" at [[ExecutiveMeddling the insistence]] of Creator/AtlanticRecords.) While Howe-era Bad Company didn't do too bad badly on the charts, hitting the Top 40 thrice, fan and critical reception was nowhere near that of the classic Bad Company with Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell, and drummer Simon Kirke. Eventually, Howe himself was replaced by Robert Hart. The classic lineup would briefly reunite in the late 1990s, though recording four new songs for a GreatestHits compilation before Burrell left. (He [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in 2006, ending further reunions of the band haven't released any new material classic lineup.) Since then, Rodgers and Kirke (joined by Ralphs when his health permits) have toured sporadically, although there have been no studio recordings since 1996's ''Stories Told & Untold," which featured Howe's own replacement as vocalist, Robert Hart.2002, when two new songs were included on a LiveAlbum.
13th Dec '16 5:15:05 PM AgProv
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* Creator/PeterKay devised singing duo Park Drive as an example of the sort of enthusiastic-but-barely-talented act you see in Northern clubs of the ''Series/PhoenixNights'' variety. Unfortunately the egotistic Marc Park leaves the act just before the Grand Final of the "Stars In Their Eyes" talent competition. Ms Drive gamely attempts to carry on solo. But all the songs she knows are duets. A version of Music/EltonJohn's duet with Kiki Dee, ''Don't Go Breaking My Heart" lacks a certain something, with great big gaps where the male singer's voice should be.
8th Dec '16 2:57:44 PM MarkLungo
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* Manfred Mann changed labels in 1966, and this coincided with Mike d'Abo replacing Paul Jones. The band actually had a lot of success with d'Abo, with their version of Bob Dylan's "The Mighty Quinn" a big hit in 1968, though not quite as much as they did with Jones.

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* Manfred Mann Music/ManfredMann changed labels in 1966, and this coincided with Mike d'Abo replacing Paul Jones. The band actually had a lot of success with d'Abo, with their version of Bob Dylan's "The Mighty Quinn" a big hit in 1968, though not quite as much as they did with Jones.
8th Dec '16 2:48:36 PM MarkLungo
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* When Music/LouReed left The Music/VelvetUnderground in 1970, guitarist Doug Yule (whom Reed had brought in to replace Music/JohnCale) kept what was left of the band touring for two years, then recorded the album ''Music/{{Squeeze 1973}}'' with session musicians (including Music/DeepPurple drummer Ian Paice). According to the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_(Velvet_Underground_album) article]], ''Squeeze'' "could justifiably be regarded as a Doug Yule solo album in all but name". While the album has [[http://bobchaos.com/squeeze/squeeze1.html its defenders]], rock critic David Fricke sums up the general consensus when he describes it as [[FanonDiscontinuity "an embarrassment to the VU discography."]]

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* When Music/LouReed left The Music/VelvetUnderground in 1970, guitarist Doug Yule (whom Reed had brought in to replace Music/JohnCale) kept what was left of the band touring for two years, then recorded the album ''Music/{{Squeeze 1973}}'' with session musicians (including Music/DeepPurple drummer Ian Paice). According to the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_(Velvet_Underground_album) article]], ''Squeeze'' "could justifiably be regarded as a Doug Yule solo album in all but name". While the album has [[http://bobchaos.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20141218203842/http://bobchaos.com/squeeze/squeeze1.html its defenders]], rock critic David Fricke sums up the general consensus when he describes it as [[FanonDiscontinuity "an embarrassment to the VU discography."]]
8th Dec '16 2:45:23 PM MarkLungo
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* When Lou Reed left The Music/VelvetUnderground in 1970, guitarist Doug Yule (whom Reed had brought in to replace John Cale) kept what was left of the band touring for two years, then recorded the album ''Music/{{Squeeze 1973}}'' with session musicians (including Music/DeepPurple drummer Ian Paice). According to the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_(Velvet_Underground_album) article]], ''Squeeze'' "could justifiably be regarded as a Doug Yule solo album in all but name". While the album has [[http://bobchaos.com/squeeze/squeeze1.html its defenders]], rock critic David Fricke sums up the general consensus when he describes it as [[FanonDiscontinuity "an embarrassment to the VU discography."]]

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* When Lou Reed Music/LouReed left The Music/VelvetUnderground in 1970, guitarist Doug Yule (whom Reed had brought in to replace John Cale) Music/JohnCale) kept what was left of the band touring for two years, then recorded the album ''Music/{{Squeeze 1973}}'' with session musicians (including Music/DeepPurple drummer Ian Paice). According to the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squeeze_(Velvet_Underground_album) article]], ''Squeeze'' "could justifiably be regarded as a Doug Yule solo album in all but name". While the album has [[http://bobchaos.com/squeeze/squeeze1.html its defenders]], rock critic David Fricke sums up the general consensus when he describes it as [[FanonDiscontinuity "an embarrassment to the VU discography."]]
8th Dec '16 2:42:30 PM MarkLungo
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* After Music/MeatLoaf attained popular success of ''Bat Out Of Hell'', songwriter-producer Jim Steinman 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 popular success of ''Bat Out Of Hell'', songwriter-producer Jim Steinman 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.
8th Dec '16 2:40:50 PM MarkLungo
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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.



* A variation: Music/{{X}}'s first four albums (from ''Los Angeles'' to ''More Fun in the New World'') featured Billy Zoom on guitar and were produced by Ray Manzarek of Music/TheDoors. Afterwards, Zoom left and the band stopped working with Manzarek; fan consensus is that these changes led to a DorkAge for the group, and the two albums they recorded before going on hiatus (''Ain't Love Grand'' and ''See How We Are'') aren't quite as good as what came before.



* 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.
** In 1965, "At the Hop" writer John Medora and ex-Juniors member David White teamed up with a third musician to form The Spokesmen, a one-hit wonder who ranked in the lower reaches of the Billboard Top 40 with "Dawn of Correction." This was a right-wing answer song to Barry [=McGuire=]'s controversial chart-topper "Eve of Destruction."
22nd Oct '16 8:02:55 AM megarotic
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* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd is probably the most extreme example in popular music. In 1977, a plane crash killed Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines (who had performed on the band's just-released ''Street Survivors'' album), his sister Cassie (a member of the band's backup singers, The Honkettes), and several members of the band's production staff. (The crash also injured bassist Leon Wilkeson, who needed over two years of physical therapy to recover.) The band disbanded after the tragedy, but reformed ten years later with Ronnie's younger brother Johnny and a rotating cast of new blood. Of the original members, only Rossington remains.

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* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd is probably the most extreme example in popular music. In 1977, a plane crash killed Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines (who had performed on the band's just-released ''Street Survivors'' album), his sister Cassie (a member of the band's backup singers, The Honkettes), and several members of the band's production staff. (The The crash also injured bassist Leon Wilkeson, who needed over two years of physical therapy to recover.) recover. The band disbanded after the tragedy, but reformed ten years later with Ronnie's younger brother Johnny and a rotating cast of new blood. Of the original members, only Rossington remains.
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