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
|Perfume||Yuka Kawashima||Yuka Kawashima left the group in order to pursue her studies. She later joined another group called Risky, and then attempted a solo career as Yuka. She graduated from the Hiroshima University of Economics in 2011. Nowadays she lives in Hiroshima and works at YNN47. - music|
|Pink Floyd||Roger Waters||Let's face it, Amused To Death & Radio KAOS owned. - The Deke|
|Pink Floyd||Syd Barrett||Syd didn't need Pink Floyd to make a name for himself. Gotta admit, "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett" were pretty awesome! - Jenny|
|Pink Floyd||Roger Waters||He spent the later albums during his PF career (pure examples are The Wall and The Final Cut) to himself (vocals, songwriting and the like), so he could've just credited them to his name and put the other band members as "produced by" rather than being kicked out. - Aaron|
|Platinum Blonde||Kenny MacLean||After Platinum Blonde broke up in 1990 Kenny released a string of successful solo albums in the 1990s and early 2000s. But in late 2008 Kenny began to a renewed sense of purpose when he asked lead singer Mark Holmes about the prospect of getting the band back together and finishing some "unfinished business." - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde||Kenny MacLean||After Platinum Blonde broke up in 1991 Kenny went on to release a string of successful solo albums which netted him a Juno nomination for Most Promising Male and a SOCAN award for songwriting. - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde||Sergio Galli||Sergio was about to release a solo album at the time that Platinum Blonde was getting back together.|
Sergio played guitar in a brand new band called The Ending with Jesse Stull. Sergio was apprehensive about returning to Platinum Blonde after Kenny's demise but rejoined the band after he saw new recruits Rob Laidlaw and Dan Todd's enthusiasim. - Celeste
|The Platters||Tony Williams||Tony Williams was the lead singer of the Platters when they had their great hits--"The Great Pretender", "Only You", "Twilight Time", "Heaven On Earth". He left the band to pursue a solo career but never did make it on hos own... - Dan|
|Play||Janet Leon||Since the discontinuation of everGirl during the disbandment of Play, Janet Leon went solo and recorded some of her music. - Brandon Reina|
|The Pointer Sisters||Bonnie Pointer||Actually, based on Bonnie's only hit "Heaven Must Have Sent You", I believe she would have sold more records than her sisters. - Shepop|
|Poison||Bret Michaels||Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, the host of VH-1's Rock of Life. - Mickey D.|
|The Police||Sting||Sting continued to have hits, even after leaving the Police. Not sure I can say the same for the other band members. - Tim Kramar|
|Police||Sting||Sting told Andy and Stewart in the mid 80's that he was disbanding the group temporarily to pursue solo projects. Gotta be the longest layoff in music history. - Michael E Cormier|
|Pozo-Seco Singers||Don Williams||After this Texas folk trio broke up in 1970, Williams went on to become a highly successful country singer. Between 1973 and 1991, "The Gentle Giant" scored 52 Top 40 Country hits, with 17of them hitting #1. - Todd W. Zimmerman|
|Pretty Ricky||Pleasure P||Though 3/4 of them were rappers, they were considered by many to be an R&B group because Pleasure had such a strong presence. Soon after their sophomore album "Late Night Special" was released, Pleasure left the group to go solo. His album "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" has been very successful, debuting in the Billboard Top 10, as well as "Did You Wrong," "Boyfriend #2," and "Under" becoming strong hits. As for Pretty Ricky-I think Spectacular's dance video explains everything. - Burmy87|
|Procol Harum||Robin Trower||After going solo in the 1970's, Trower's FM Hit 'Bridge of Sighs' becomes a fan favorite. He also sang 'Crucification Lane' and after that, he never sang on his own songs. - Paul Warren|
|Pure Prairie League||Vince Gill||He was the lead singer on their 1980's hit "Let Me Love You Tonight" but left the band to become a very successful country singer. - crazydon|
|Pure Prairie League||Vince Gill||The band had a hit with "Let Me Love You Tonight", but Vince didn't come into his own until later on the Country music scene, and has since had a record-breaking 18 CMA awards. - Eric|
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