Artists/bands who where big in the 70's but got even bigger in the 80's?

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  1. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Rush
    Genesis
    Van Halen
    The Jacksons
    REO Speedwagon

    To name a few
     
  2. Madrid

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  3. fireprix

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    The Scorpions
    AC/DC
    ZZ Top
    Heart
    Tom Petty and the Heatbreakers
    George Thorogood
    Judas Priest
    .38 Special
    Molly Hatchet
    The Cars
    Jefferson Starship
     
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  4. Monosterio

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    Hall & Oates
    Springsteen

    Better, too, in Springsteen’s case. :hide:
     
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  5. FaithMonkey

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    Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce Springsteen?
     
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  6. No
     
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  7. Aerosmith, arguably. Pump was an awfully big album...
     
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  8. pbuzby

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    Grateful Dead
     
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  9. StarThrower62

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  10. CrawdaddySim1

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    David Bowie went more mainstream.
     
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  11. Obtuse1

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    Robert Palmer
    Tina Turner
    J. Geils Band
    Peter Gabriel
     
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  12. Cryptical17

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    Journey
     
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  13. StarThrower62

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    Talking Heads
    King Crimson
    Foreigner
    The Police
    The Cars
     
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  14. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Billy Idol
     
  15. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

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    The Police
     
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  16. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Forum Resident

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    Pretty much any band that was able to navigate the switch to video and MTV.
     
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  17. davebush

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  18. StarThrower62

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    Michael Jackson
    Prince
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    I wouldn't consider Prince "big" in the 70s.
     
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  20. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Then I must withdraw Billy Idol as well. :mad:
     
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  21. StarThrower62

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    True! He was still only 5'2" and 115 lbs.
     
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  22. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Touché.
     
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  23. Cryptical17

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    Billy Joel
     
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  24. DPK

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    The Cure
     
  25. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The others look solid but KC got bigger in the 80's?
     

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