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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.
22nd Oct '16 8:01:24 AM megarotic
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* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd: 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: Probably 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 ''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.
22nd Oct '16 8:00:03 AM megarotic
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* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd: 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.
6th Sep '16 2:05:41 PM MarkLungo
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* The Music/DeadKennedys' messy breakup resulted in the band continuing to tour without singer Jello Biafra, angering fans who felt that the new version of the DK's betrayed everything the original group stood for - for example, rewriting "MTV Get Off the Air" into "MP3 Get Off the Web"[[note]]For those of you who don't get ''why'' this is a betrayal, [[TechnologyMarchesOn back in the days of home taping being the main way to pirate music]], the DK's intentionally left the B-side of the "In God We Trust Inc." EP blank with the message "Home taping is killing record industry profits! We left this side blank so you can help." printed on the cassette; many DK's fans immediately noted the hypocrisy and abandoned the band in the post-Biafra years.[[/note]]; this may help explain why the new DK's have gone through no less than ''four'' singers. Atypically for this trope, the post-Biafra Dead Kennedys haven't attempted any new material (all their releases since the split have been compilations or live albums dating from the Biafra era), while Jello has released several solo/spoken word albums, collaborated with multiple bands - including Lard, the Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/{{DOA}}, and Music/{{Ministry}}, among others - and has even started a new band, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. The kicker? ''More Dead Kennedys fans have voiced their support for Jello's post-DK's career than they support the current Dead Kennedys.''

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* The Music/DeadKennedys' messy breakup resulted in the band continuing to tour without singer Jello Biafra, angering fans who felt that the new version of the DK's betrayed everything the original group stood for - for example, rewriting "MTV Get Off the Air" into "MP3 Get Off the Web"[[note]]For those of you who don't get ''why'' this is a betrayal, [[TechnologyMarchesOn back in the days of home taping being the main way to pirate music]], the DK's intentionally left the B-side of the "In ''In God We Trust Inc." ''" EP blank with the message "Home taping is killing record industry profits! We left this side blank so you can help." printed on the cassette; many DK's fans immediately noted the hypocrisy and abandoned the band in the post-Biafra years.[[/note]]; this may help explain why the new DK's have gone through no less than ''four'' singers. Atypically for this trope, the post-Biafra Dead Kennedys haven't attempted any new material (all their releases since the split have been compilations or live albums dating from the Biafra era), while Jello has released several solo/spoken word albums, collaborated with multiple bands - including Lard, the Music/{{Melvins}}, Music/{{DOA}}, and Music/{{Ministry}}, among others - and has even started a new band, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. The kicker? ''More Dead Kennedys fans have voiced their support for Jello's post-DK's career than they support the current Dead Kennedys.''
6th Sep '16 8:43:17 AM DaibhidC
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* Ali Campbell, frontman for UB40 left the band in 2008 (he and the remaining bandmembers disagree as to why), along with keyboardist Mickey Virtue, and was replaced by his brother Duncan. Then in 2013, Ali, calling the existing group "my brother murdering my songs" and "playing smaller and smaller venues", recruited Virtue and rapper Astro (who had remained with the group up til then) to form ''another'' UB40, which following a 2014 court case must be legally referred to as "UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue". So UB40 now refers to the Band Without the Face ''and'' The Face Without (Most of) the Band.

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* Ali Campbell, frontman for UB40 [=UB40=] left the band in 2008 (he and the remaining bandmembers disagree as to why), along with keyboardist Mickey Virtue, and was replaced by his brother Duncan. Then in 2013, Ali, calling the existing group "my brother murdering my songs" and "playing smaller and smaller venues", recruited Virtue and rapper Astro (who had remained with the group up til then) to form ''another'' UB40, [=UB40=], which following a 2014 court case must be legally referred to as "UB40 "[=UB40=] featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue". So UB40 [=UB40=] now refers to the Band Without the Face ''and'' The Face Without (Most of) the Band.
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