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Why do people discredit Don Johnson as an artist?

I think he's got a great voice. Essentially how is Don Johnson's music so much different than say Eddie Money? If Don Johnson never was an actor first he might have become famous as a pop/rock/country star. But since that isn't the case people just label it as "oh another famous 80's actor that wants to make an album..."

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Don's supporting cast made him sound better than he is- I don't know how he enlisted Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ron Wood.

    Eddie Money may be an average singer, but he's ten times the singer Don is, and Eddie came up the hard way: he was singing in NY bars while attending the police academy. Eddie wrote or cowrote all of his hits. He had a knack for appealing to us working stiffs, using blue eyed soul with rock underpinnings. He had left the secure future life of a NYPD officer by moving to the Bay area and it paid off.

    Johnson was already a star actor, doing what all actors try to do: sell records while their show is hot. Even Donnie Most of "Happy Days" put out an album. It was in the cutout bin within weeks.

  • 9 years ago

    ..Because of "Heartbreak", which is on a short-list of the cheesiest songs of the 80's..

    *Edit: "Heartbeat", ugh...

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