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* BlackSheepHit: A mild example; although Duane is the de-facto lead singer, Joe sang lead on "Elvira".

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* BlackSheepHit: A mild example; although Duane is the de-facto lead singer, Joe sang lead on "Elvira"."Elvira" (except for the iconic "oom papa mow mow"s, which are obviously Richard).



* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly the rhythm guitarist in their road band). This was because the execs wanted to pursue a younger image, and Golden refused to trim his WizardBeard. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly Sanders, who was then the rhythm guitarist in their road band).backing band. This was because the execs wanted to pursue a younger image, and Golden refused to trim his WizardBeard. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.


* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly the rhythm guitarist in their road band). This was because the execs wanted to pursue a younger image, which was impossible with Golden's long flowing hair and WizardBeard. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly the rhythm guitarist in their road band). This was because the execs wanted to pursue a younger image, which was impossible with Golden's long flowing hair and Golden refused to trim his WizardBeard. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.


* NamesTheSame: They released two different songs called "Come On In" about 7 years apart. The latter was subtitled "Come On In (You Did the Best You Could Do)" to avoid confusion, although Allmusic credits the former as being written by the writer of the latter. Interestingly, both songs peaked at #3.

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* NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame:
** There are two different songs called "You're the One": a single in 1977 from their breakthrough album ''Y'all Come Back Saloon'', and an unrelated song of the same name off ''American Made'' six years later.
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They released two different songs called "Come On In" about 7 years apart. The latter was subtitled "Come On In (You Did the Best You Could Do)" to avoid confusion, although Allmusic credits the former as being written by the writer of the latter. Interestingly, both songs peaked at #3.


* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their switch from gospel to country in 1977 with "Y'All Come Back Saloon." Even at that, they never truly drifted completely away from gospel and Christian music, eventually including a track or two on their 1980s albums, including Christian themes in several of their later hit singles and eventually recording all gospel again. Yet, they remained perhaps the most beloved, high-profile country group since the late 1970s (other than their contemporaries Music/TheStatlerBrothers and Music/{{Alabama}}).


* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly the rhythm guitarist in their road band), as an attempt to target a younger audience. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: MCA kicked William Lee Golden out of the band in 1987 and replaced him with Steve Sanders (formerly the rhythm guitarist in their road band), as an attempt band). This was because the execs wanted to target pursue a younger audience.image, which was impossible with Golden's long flowing hair and WizardBeard. Golden recorded a solo album for MCA and later sued the label, but the suit was settled out of court. Golden rejoined in 1995.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their switch from gospel to country in 1977 with "Y'All Come Back Saloon." Even at that, they never truly drifted completely away from gospel and Christian music, eventually including a track or two on their 1980s albums, including Christian themes in several of their later hit singles and eventually recording all gospel again. Yet, they remained perhaps the most beloved, high-profile country group since the late 1970s (other than their contemporaries Music/TheStatlerBrothers and Music/{{Alabama}}).

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* BreakthroughHit: After years in the gospel genre, they had their first country hit with "Y'all Come Back Saloon" in 1977.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Many of their lesser known singles for MCA are out of print, as is their work for RCA in TheNineties. The latter went out of print so long ago that their biggest RCA hit, "Lucky Moon", isn't recognized by Shazam.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Many of their lesser known singles for MCA Records are out of print, as is their work for RCA Creator/RCARecords in TheNineties. The latter went out of print so long ago that their biggest RCA hit, "Lucky Moon", isn't recognized by Shazam.





* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Many of their lesser known singles for MCA are out of print, as is their work for RCA in TheNineties. The latter went out of print so long ago that their biggest RCA hit, "Lucky Moon", isn't recognized by Shazam.



* ThrowItIn: According to Joe Bonsall, the group was having difficulty finding the right sound for "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" until producer Ron Chancey caught him doing an impromptu [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] impersonation in the bathroom. He then had Bonsall do the song in a Bee Gees-esque falsetto, and it worked.

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* ThrowItIn: According to Joe Bonsall, Bonsall in an interview with ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40'', the group was having difficulty finding the right sound for "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" until producer Ron Chancey caught him doing an impromptu [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] impersonation in the bathroom.bathroom and listening to it echo off the acoustic tile. He then had Bonsall do the song in a Bee Gees-esque falsetto, and it worked.


* NamesTheSame: They released two different songs called "Come On In" about 7 years apart. The latter was subtitled "Come On In (You Did the Best You Could Do)" to avoid confusion, although Allmusic credits the former as being written by the writer of the latter.

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* NamesTheSame: They released two different songs called "Come On In" about 7 years apart. The latter was subtitled "Come On In (You Did the Best You Could Do)" to avoid confusion, although Allmusic credits the former as being written by the writer of the latter. Interestingly, both songs peaked at #3.


* ThrowItIn: According to Joe Bonsall, the group was having difficulty finding the right sound for "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" until producer Ron Chancey caught him doing an impromptu [[TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] impersonation in the bathroom. He then had Bonsall do the song in a Bee Gees-esque falsetto, and it worked.

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* ThrowItIn: According to Joe Bonsall, the group was having difficulty finding the right sound for "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" until producer Ron Chancey caught him doing an impromptu [[TheBeeGees [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] impersonation in the bathroom. He then had Bonsall do the song in a Bee Gees-esque falsetto, and it worked.worked.

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* BlackSheepHit: A mild example; although Duane is the de-facto lead singer, Joe sang lead on "Elvira".

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