Throats for hire

Paul Carrack in Squeeze

(“Tempted”) and Mike + the Mechanics

(“Silent Running”)

Mickey Thomas in Elvin Bishop and Starship (“Fooled Around and Fell in Love,”

“Jane” or “Sara,” respectively)

Which leads into ...

The transformation of the band into the singer, or, the story of Journey

Journey – Before and after Steve Perry

Doobie Brothers – Before and after Michael McDonald

And, it leads into . . .

REO Speedwagon -- The departure and triumphant return of Kevin Cronin

British bands with European members


Michael Schenker

A singer who can't sing in duet with a singer who can

Finally Found Someone – Barbra Streisand/Bryan Adams

[add the quote from Gerri Hersey's Nowhere to Run about Sam and Dave]

Leaders of groups leaving to do solo work comparable to, or as good as, their original group

Joe Walsh, James Gang

Ian Hunter, Mott the Hoople

Nils Lofgren, Grin

Groups with tough-sounding names and wimpy music or vice versa

Sit Down I Think I Love You – The Mojo Men

10,000 Maniacs

Lead singer of the group is someone other than who those casually familiar with the group might think

Carter Family

People probably think Maybelle Carter was lead singer; it was Sara Carter

The Mamas & The Papas

People who've thought about it enough to be aware that there is a male lead singer would probably think it's John Phillips, but really it's Denny Doherty

Inaccurately (somewhat) named groups

Soul Children

I don't think they're children

Jacques Brel songs in the common parlance

Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks

Those Were the Days – Mary Hopkin

Actually, “Those Were the Days” is by Gene Raskin, but it seems like it should be by Jacques Brel, doesn't it?

Produced by George Martin

Paul Winter Consort (Icarus)



Jeff Beck (Blow by Blow)

Heavy metal groups with "white" in their name


Great White

White Lion

White Sister

Band where a (somewhat) bad-voiced singer dominates or gets more play relative to a better-voiced singing member of the group

Canned Heat

Los Lobos

The Outnumbered

Blue Oyster Cult

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