quote:Originally posted by Harry
Yeah I think when he was in the Beatles there was an aura about him but when he went solo you couldn't feel that aura anymore but then again I was always get goosebumps when I watch WOA.
I think part of what made WOA so great was the part Denny had in it. He was "allowed" to make several contributions of his own, either songs written or at least co-written by himself or at least the lead vocals. He could also show his qualities as a performer, dress up and whatever else goes with that, and that really helped create the feel (and the appeal) of a band. For some reason, a real band will nearly always have more appeal than a solo artist with some backing group. Maybe it's the "polarity" or "antagonism" or whatever it may be called (there surely is a better term for that) between the two (or more) front persons. In the Beatles, it was mostly John and Paul. It has been pointed out more than once that John was quite clever and wise precisely in not insisting in always taking the lead, but allowing another great personality to stand out beside him, which was one important reason for the huge success of the group.