Before They Went Solo: Early Bands Of Bowie, Elton And Others
Musicians like Billy Joel and Elton John didn’t start out as solo acts. Like nearly all solo pop stars, they began as just another member of a band. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at musicians who we primarily identify as being solo acts and see what bands they were in before venturing out on their own and making it big.
I’ll try to avoid the obvious. Most everyone knows Rod Stewart was with the Faces, Peter Frampton with Humble Pie and Peter Gabriel with Genesis. But did you know Alice Cooper was in a band called The Earwigs? If not, read on, my friend. Cocktail party trivia awaits.
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