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Who’s Better than the Beatles Solo?

Part Two (Continuing last week’s post considering whether there was another rock and roll band whose members enjoyed as much success as solo artists as the Beatles.) The Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, and still tour and record, although they did break up for 14 years in the ’80s and ’90s. Two of their original members have had great solo success, the late Glenn Frey and current member Don Henley. Henley has recorded five solo albums, every one a Top 25, two of them Top 10s. Four of his 13 Billboard Hot 100 singles were Top 10s, and 4 of those were No. 1s on the Mainstream Rock chart. Frey had five solo albums to his credit, three of them Top 40s. His 12 charting sin

Who’s Better than the Beatles Solo?

Part One A couple weeks ago, my wife set the theme for this two-part blog post on a tee. We were driving back from vacation, listening to Sirius XM, and a solo performance from one of the Beatles — probably McCartney — came on. Jeanne wondered aloud if there was another rock and roll band whose members enjoyed as much success as solo artists as the Beatles? Off the top of my head, I couldn’t think of one, but promised I would look into it. But to consider the question, you have to start from the fact that the Fab Four was and is in many ways a singularity. There just aren’t many groups who had the kind of success the Beatles had, broke up as early as they did, and had decades of time to work

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