These internationally renowned rock legends exemplify that success is not a gift one is born with – and when a comeback happens, it’s always a remarkable one. Below are the 9 Rock Legends That Made A Remarkable Comeback:
# 9 – Ronnie Spector (1986)
In 1986, Spector signed a new deal with Columbia Records 1986 and released an album called “Unfinished Business.” She followed that up with the critically acclaimed “She Speaks to Rainbows,” 1999 set produced by her good friend Joey Ramone, who provided support for her as she recovered from her traumatic marriage. Spector continued his tour until the late 1990s, trying to show the younger generation how it is to rock and roll.
# 8 – The Everly Brothers (1983)
The brothers continued their respective solo careers until they met again after ten years without speaking in 1983 to record live and in the studio, achieving notable success a year later with a song signed by Paul McCartney entitled “On The Wings Of a Nightingale”.
# 7 – James Brown (1985)
Around that time he changed the name of his band to JB’s and Soul Generals and appeared in the Blues Brothers film and Rocky IV, which underpinned the release of his album Gravity (1986), with a hit Living in America, his declining popularity.
# 6 – Dion (1989)
In 1989, the year he joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dion released a comeback album, Yo Frankie, produced by Dave Edmunds on Arista Records. In the same year, he also contributed to New York starting with Lou Reed. The following year he formed the band The Little Kings, with whom he toured the east coast of the United States.
# 5 – Peter Frampton (1976)
With the double album ‘Frampton Comes Alive’, released in 1976, those songs that until then had gone unnoticed became, played live, into hit singles. The mystery of this unpredictable commercial explosion has remained unsolved; They were empty songs with no specific interest; sympathetic situations, sometimes friendly, but inconsistent.
# 4 – The Animals (1983)
The group tried to resume their career in 1976, recording a new album that did not have many repercussions despite receiving some praise. A new attempt was made in 1983 (with Ark) and a series of performances yielded a live record but failed to leverage the band’s new attempt. Burdon returned to a solo career and “Animals” are remembered as one of the exponents of British rhythm and blues of the 60s.
# 3 – Dusty Springfield (1987)
In 1987 she returned to international radio formulas when the Pet Shop Boys requested her to collaborate on their single “What Have I Done To Deserve This”.
# 2 – Mitch Ryder (1983)
In 1983 John Mellencamp helped Ryder to make a comeback producing an album for him, Never Kick a Sleeping Dog. One of the single was a cover of Prince’s “When You Were Mine,” which reached the Billboard Top 100 chart.
# 1 – America (1982)
America’s next work was the nondescript “Alibi” (1982), followed by “View From The Ground” (1983), an LP produced by former Argent Russ Ballard containing the single “You Can Do Magic”, a song written by him. Ballard himself placed them among the best-selling positions on the Billboard charts.