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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?

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Savage Garden Darren Hayes I used to love Savage Garden's songs and the duo (both darren hayes and daniel jones) But i think that Darren Hayes was always front side of the group, Daniel is a bit passive and finally the split is inescapable..Darren is also wonderful when he sings solo..He has made his 3rd album and has a good sales graphic...His voice is excellent and that's why he is going on making albums and being in this music market which is full of rivalty.. - asli
Savege Garden Darren Hayes I never really got in SG but Darren, Do I think, really goes strong solo. - Somebody
The Sex Pistols John Lydon Otherwise known as Johnny Rotten, after the Pistols disbanded, Lydon formed the group Public Image Ltd, who still release new music and perform on occasion to this day. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Shadows Bobby Vee The Shadows were called upon as a replacement for Buddy Holly who had just died in a plane crash. They were well received, but not commercially successful. As a soloist, Bobby Vee had a substantial number of hits. - Barry Disbrow
Shalamar Jody Watley Had 6 Top Ten pop hits in the late 80's, including "Looking For a New Love" and "Real Love". - Todd W. Zimmerman
Silvertone Chris Isaak I've never heard of Silvertone, except that it was a band Chris Isaak was a part of. Undoubtedly, Chris Isaak has a bigger following. - Tim Kramar
Slayer Dave Lombardo Dave was fired from Slayer and now plays in an interesting supergroup called Philm. - GlamRockNinjaLord
The Smiths Morrissey The King of Misery is definitely more miserable by himself! Long live the MOZ! - L. Ray
Soundgarden Chris Cornell Way better solo, or at least with Audioslave. His work appeared in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. - Eric
The Spencer Davis Group Steve Winwood Winwood was known as "Little Stevie Winwood" as a 15-year-old keyboardist/singer for SDG, and was also in Blind Faith and Traffic. - oldrock
Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm Well, let's just face it. After the Spice Girls broke up they released some solo albums but Melanie Chisholm was the only one of the five to have any commercial success. Melanie B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham and they all tanked as soon as they went solo. - Celeste
Spooky Tooth Gary Wright Spooky Tooth didn't have any Top 40 hits (that I know of) before they broke up in 1974. Gary Wright had at least two hits: "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive" in 1976, and "Really Wanna Know You" in 1981. - rocky
Stealers Wheel Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street" was way better than any the 'Wheel ever did. - TullyGirl
Stealers' Wheel Gerry Rafferty As a solo, he had two big hits with "Baker Street" and "Right Down The Line". The one hit Stealers' Wheel had was "Stuck In The Middle With You". - Rocky
Steely Dan Donald Fagen During a 15-Year Hiatus from Steely Dan, Donald Fagen wrote songs for the movies 'Heavy Metal' and 'Bright Lights, Big City'. And one of his videos was seen in 'Beavis and Butt-Head'. - Paul Warren
Steely Dan Walter Becker During a 15-Year Hiatus from Steely Dan, Walter Becker made a Minor hit called 'Book of Lies'. - Paul Warren
Steve Miller Band Boz Scaggs William Royce Scaggs helped found the group in the 1960's. However, by the time Steve had struck gold with the "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Book of Dreams" albums, Boz had his own hits with such songs as "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown." - Martha Hankins
The Steve Miller Band / Steve Miller Blues Band / Goldberg-Miller Band / Ardells Boz Scaggs Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs were friends in college, and Miller actually taught Scaggs how to play guitar. Later, after going through various incarnations (see the above band names) and recording the first two Steve Miller Band Albums, Scaggs went solo and had numerous top 40 hits including #1s in his own name ("Lido Shuffle") and as re-recordings by others ("We're All Alone" by Rita Coolidge). Miller did pretty well on his own too. Why Scaggs left the band is long forgotten. - P Smith
Stone Poneys Linda Ronstadt After making it big with 'Different Drum' (Which was written by Michael Nesmith of the Monkees) she goes Hollywood on the other two guys and makes it big! - Paul Warren
Stone Ponies Linda Ronstadt While the Stone Ponies were successful with "Different Drum", Linda Ronstadt's fortunes really improved after she went solo. - Barry Disbrow
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste
The Stooges Iggy Pop Iggy had the foresight to recognize the "freak-show" that was Alice Cooper,and Frank Zappa (later The Tubes, and The Sex Pistol's),(and MUCH later Gwar, and The Murder Junkies), and turn it into a fun event, and a profitable environment. - princejellyfish
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste
Stray Cats Brian Setzer After the 80's, Brian Setzer brought back the Big Band sound that made him popular. He even did a few Stray Cats songs with his Big Band Orchestra. - Paul Warren
The Sugarcubes Bjork I never heard anything that the Sugarcubes have done so I'm not so sure about whether or not I like Bjork as a solo artist or if I like her with the Sugarcubes. - Celeste
Supergroove (Low-Down Dirty Blues Band) Che Ness (Che Fu) Che Fu and his friends at Western Springs High School formed Low-Down Dirty Blues Band (later changed the name to Supergroove).

The band itself only had one major hit: "Can't Get Enough", but after the band split due to creative differences, Che Fu released 4 albums with numerous NZ no.1`hits. However, Supergroove did reunite very briefly. - Rocky Mak
System Of A Down Serj Tankian This might sound lame, but I actually think that Serj is neither better nor worse after leaving SOAD. I think SOAD, Scars On Broadway ("System" guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan) and solo Serj are equally good! - Jonathan S.

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