Sometimes a lead singer gets kicked out of a band, or leaves when their head gets too big for them. How well did they do on their own?
Comments & Submittor Name
|The Dave Matthews Band||David Matthews||Back in 2003, Matthews was briefly dropped out of The Dave Matthews Band and did a solo project. - Mickey D.|
|Davy Jones and the Lower Third||Davy Jones||No, not the one from the Monkees -- this one later became David Bowie. - Alan the Ottoman|
|Debarge||El Debarge||El released "Who's Johnny?" in 1986 for the Short Circuit original soundtrack. - Celeste|
|Default||Dallas Smith||Dallas Smith crossed genres from the hard rock group Default to a solo career in country music. Smith has become a top performing artist in his home country of Canada. - harderman|
|Default||Dallas Smith||Smith earned success after going solo as a country music artist. He recorded his first album "Jumped Right In" in 2012, which spawned the hits "Somebody, Somewhere", "Jumped Right In" and "What Kinda Love". Smith still performs with Default, not abandoning the band altogether. - harderman|
|Deliverance||Paul Janz||Christian rock group formed in Germany by Canadian born brothers Ken, Danny and Paul Janz whose only claim to fame in North America was the minor 1979 hit 'Leaving LA'. Returning to Canada in the 80s, Paul went solo, and charted over a dozen hits in Canada between 1985-1993. His biggest (and only Top 10 hit) was 'Every Little Tear' in 1990 - whistledog|
|Destiny's Child||Beyonce||The most successful singer out of this threesome. Career started in 2002 or 2001. - Dongquan|
|Destiny's Child||Beyonce||Ever since she gone solo, she became a diva, and she's been doing good without the band. - Sierra|
|Destiny's Child||Beyonce||The sales of her solo albums speak for themselves. - shesoul|
|Digital Underground||Tupac Shakur||He was never in the limelight with this band, now look at him. He's making songs beyond the grave! - Paul Warren|
|Dio||Vivian Campbell||Vivian joined Whitesnake for a year or so, but after Steve Clarke's death in 1991, he became the lead guitarist for Def Leppard. He still is, in fact and he seems a lot happier than when he worked with Dio! - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Dokken||Jeff Pilson||Jeff is the current bassist for Foreigner. It's a band who have way more prominent bass playing than Dokken. Enough Said! - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|The Doobie Brothers||Michael McDonald||Michael got into the band when the lead singer was sick. He left the Doobies in 1983 and had a top 10 hit with "I Keep Forgettin'" and also a #1 hit with Patti LaBelle's "On My Own". - KL Fan|
|The Dovells||Len Barry||The Dovells had one big hit with "Bristol Stomp". As a soloist , Len Barry had an equally big hit with "1-2-3". He had another fairly big solo hit with "Like a Baby" and a minor hit with "Somewhere", - Barry Disbrow|
|Dream Theater||John Petrucci||He's got an awesome instrumental prog metal album. I don't have it, but I've listened to some of it on Last.fm. - 2:49 AM|
|The Drifters||Ben E King||Once the Platters rejected the idea to sing "Stand by Me", Ben E King decided that he would record it instead! - Paul Warren|
|Duran Duran||Andy Taylor||Andy released two albums in his solo career after leaving Duran Duran, but mostly played guitar and produced for other musicians. He now has left the group *twice*, this time after the group's big reunion tour with the classic lineup. He is a pretty good singer in his own right, but underrated, and had problems working with the rest of the group. - Lisa|
|Duran Duran||Andy Taylor||It was after 1985 that Andy released some solo albums. He didn't have as much success as he did when he was with Duran Duran. - Celeste|
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