B List: 11 Bands w/ Only One Original Member

The ownership of band names is a tricky subject, which has filled the wallets of many lawyers thanks to the dozens of lawsuits filed over the years. As the groups of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s start to age, many acts have had to figure out who has the right to tour under the original name. This week’s B List looks at 11 groups with only one original member left in the band as of 2011.

There’s a variety of reasons why there’s only one member left in these bands. Some of the groups are a band in name only and are really a solo vehicle, some have lost members due to death and illness, while others splintered due to lawsuits and bad business decisions. Here’s our list…

11. Iron Maiden

Steve Harris – Bass

The leader of Iron Maiden started the band in 1975 as a 19-year-old in London. Over the past 35+ years, Maiden has gone through a number of lineup changes with Harris left as the only person who has been a member of Iron Maiden since the group’s inception. Guitarist Dave Murray, who remains with the band, joined Maiden just just two months after they formed.

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The B List: 10 One Hit Wonders From the ’00s

As we reach the end of the decade it seems like a good time to take a look at the one hit wonders of the ’00s. Finding commercial success isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t a slight on the quality of a band’s music if they score one hit and never find the top of the charts again. Some of these bands (Los Lonely Boys, Fountains of Wayne) are extremely talented while others came up with a catchy hook that propelled them to success (Baha Men, Afroman).

Let’s take a look at what we came up with…

1. Los Lonely Boys – Heaven

This Texican rock trio of brothers scored big with their debut single but haven’t produced another hit since Heaven came out in 2005.

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