Today was a busy day as I had to go into the office. I was able to sneak some albums in while I was driving to and from. I started a new theme today, Going Solo! September 22, 2022 - Enjoy!
Peter Gabriel - So
I watched a documentary on the making of this album, and both were equally amazing.
Peter was the original lead for Genesis but went solo after leaving the band. So is the most successful solo album by Peter. With some kick-ass videos as well.
Hits: Big Time, Sledgehammer, In Your Eyes, Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush), Red Rain.
Format: Vinyl - CD - Cassette
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down.
After his success with The Commodores, Lionel went solo. This was his breakout album which was packed with hits. How can anyone forget the video for Hello?
Hits: All Night Long, Stuck On You, Hello, Penny Lover, Running With The Night.
Format: Vinyl - CD
Darius Rucker - Charleston, SC 1966
In 1994 I was working at KQIZ and hosting The Rate at 8. I played Hold My Hand, and Amarillo did not like it. I was shocked as Darius's voice was just unique. Hootie and the Blowfish were on their way; we all know the rest.
Darius went Country, and his voice and music have made him a Country Star. I love this man's voice and his passion for music.
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice
My first concert was Wham! The Make, It Big Tour, came to Popular Creek in IL, and I was there.
George set off on a solo career with Faith. This was his second solo album, which was very different from his first solo project.
I dare you to listen to Praying For Time and not get choked up. We miss you, George.
Hits: Praying For Time, Freedom! 90, Waiting For The Day.