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Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:14:44 AM »
Right now there are no upcoming events planned for Debbie Gibson on her http://www.debbiegibsonofficial.com website. Do you think she will ever have a new album, or an extensive tour again? Or is Deborah/Debbie affected by her health problems, or even just lazy?

If I had to take a guess I think her career is largely over, perhaps mostly over. I hope I am wrong.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 10:35:09 AM »
I am going to add something: She is only 46 years old. I know about her Lyme Disease. However, she is too young, and too talented to conk-out now. I would like to see her do a concert tour, or put out a new album.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 12:59:23 AM »
When I was young and Deb was new on the scene I believed that her level of popularity that she had back in 1987/88 would just gone on throughout her career.  Being that I was a teenager at the time I just didn't have a full idea of how fickle people were and how much trends change.  I also didn't realize at the time just how little choice that we have about what we get to listen to on the radio and how much the record company executives control what's available and how they push certain people and types of music.  Now that I'm pushing 50 I've learned a lot of things that I didn't know then.  I now know that the height of popularity on someone's career comes usually only one time and is seldom ever repeated again.  When someone is or was a Teen Idol like Deb was then they are more or less viewed as disposable by music executives.  It may not be right, but it's the way it is.  Deb's career isn't like it was 30 years ago and won't ever be again but she's still working and doing what she can with the opportunities that she has.  That's all I can ask or expect of her.  Just look at all of those Alternative bands and singers that were all the rage 20 years ago that are now completely AWOL.  The movie industry is different from the music industry so career longevity in movies is far longer than it is in music.  The music industry has the shortest career spans and is by far the most fickle and maybe manipulated entertainment industry that there is.

Think about it like this for a minute, considering what people do and what it takes to be popular today with all the scandals and degenerate behavior that many celebrities flaunt like a badge of honor, would it be a good thing for Deb to have the level of popularity that she had back early in her career?  Personally I don't think it would be.  This is the most screwed up age I've ever seen when it comes to Hollywood or the celebrity culture and I'm kind of glad that Deb isn't entrenched in it.  At least that's how I feel about it.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 12:36:09 PM »
Deb is no place near checking out but she been very sick for a couple of weeks now. I was on The 80's Cruise Deb was sick for the whole cruise.  She was able to perform two 1hr30min shows last Thursday night. Guys just be grateful Deb is able to do what she been doing.  we need to stop dreaming big and just let Deb do  whatever she can do.  If it means she isn't able to perform 75 city US tours anymore so be it.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 07:54:09 AM »
Sadly she's never gonna be big or have any hits again

Like most artist from her era she will get booked for 80's nostalgia concert/events, she will get a few casino gigs here and there and while 80's hard rock band are playing the fair and corn dog circuit, artist like deb have the gay prides/lgbt events.

Even if she managed to get a hit there's no way she could handle it, sometimes she has 2-3 days of press or a couple of concerts  in row and after that she always goes to twitter to say she completely exhausted and will take a week or 2 off, or always finding excuses like she was tired/having a cold,it was early in the morning...... to excuse a bad performance.

Her fan base is around 45 years old now, her hits were 30 years ago!!! think back to when we were teens while deb was on top did people really care about artist who had hits in 1957.


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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 08:26:38 AM »
Deb still had an amazing performance on the cruise. She was honest the whole time. Plus you can see Lyme is kicking butt.  She showed up at all the planned activities.  She even had an unscheduled meet & greet and could tell she wasn't feeling well.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 12:55:31 AM »
A lot of people don't know much about Lyme Disease and I admit that I was one of them until Deb was diagnosed with it and I found out some things about it.  Lyme can be debilitating and for some it gets so bad that they can't work and have to go on disability.  It can flare up even while on medication and can take a person off their feet for a few days.  They have flu like symptoms with body aches, soreness in the joints, fatigue, and maybe even a fever.  During those times it's difficult for them to do much because their body spends all of its energy just trying to maintain itself.  The kind Deb has apparently is the chronic kind, which means that she will have it for the rest of her life.  I remember when she was going through the first phases of the disease some of the really nasty and hateful comments that some fans made on twitter and Instagram.  It wasn't just that these people were supposedly fans that were bashing her it was that some of them I knew and had known for years in the fan community.  Some of the fans are really two faced in that they will be really nice to her face but then trash her behind her back.  Nobody is above criticism but there's a difference between that and bashing.  Bashing is personal and vicious.  One thing is for certain and that is that those that did that took off their masks for everybody and showed just exactly who and what they really were.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 02:05:59 AM »
Sadly she's never gonna be big or have any hits again

Her fan base is around 45 years old now, her hits were 30 years ago!!! think back to when we were teens while deb was on top did people really care about artist who had hits in 1957.



Agree.


Little Richard was more/less looked as a nostalgia act with mainly tv guest appearances, though not sure if he had released new music in the 1980's.

Though some early '60's artists had staying power or comebacks in the late 1980's from The Beach Boys, Cher, Tina Turner, Roy Orbison (sadly passed), members of The Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison ("I Got My Mind Set On You"). And several from the 1970's were still around from Elton John, Billy Joel, and Rod Stewart. Since the early 2000's they hadn't been any actual comebacks with cross-generation appeal or comeback singles since Carlos Santana in 1999.


Though even then it was harder for former teen idols to get a comeback since they were often looked as a novelty act and only a few such as Michael Jackson and George Michael managed to get respected as adults. Donny Osmond had to have his name hidden when he had his comeback "Soldier of Love" in 1989.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 08:33:24 AM »
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Though even then it was harder for former teen idols to get a comeback since they were often looked as a novelty act and only a few such as Michael Jackson and George Michael managed to get respected as adults. Donny Osmond had to have his name hidden when he had his comeback "Soldier of Love" in 1989.

We still have NKOTB who even though their new music doesnt get much airplay/sales are still able to headline arenas 25+ years after they heyday and do well on their semi annual tour, of course back then they were much more popular than Debbie. Its just too bad they never invited her to open up one of their tours, then again they will have Paula Abdul this year finally giving me the chance to see her live

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 12:33:46 AM »
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Donny Osmond had to have his name hidden when he had his comeback "Soldier of Love" in 1989.
I remember hearing the story behind how that song became a hit.  There was a radio station that was playing the song but didn't say on the air who was performing it.  Their request lines were lit up for it and they started playing it in heavy rotation.  Only after it became their most requested song did they reveal that it was Donny Osmond.  If they had announced that it was him all along then it's unlikely that the station would have even played the song in the first place.  I've felt that Deb has had several potential hit singles since 1990 but with the attitude that radio had towards her and most other from the 80s during the 90s they wouldn't have played any of her songs even if they had been paid big money to do it.  It was like when 1990 rolled around there were a lot of people in the radio business that felt that anything or anyone that had any level of success or air play in the 80s were old and tired and needed to be put out to pasture.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 01:00:23 PM »
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Though even then it was harder for former teen idols to get a comeback since they were often looked as a novelty act and only a few such as Michael Jackson and George Michael managed to get respected as adults. Donny Osmond had to have his name hidden when he had his comeback "Soldier of Love" in 1989.

We still have NKOTB who even though their new music doesnt get much airplay/sales are still able to headline arenas 25+ years after they heyday and do well on their semi annual tour, of course back then they were much more popular than Debbie. Its just too bad they never invited her to open up one of their tours, then again they will have Paula Abdul this year finally giving me the chance to see her live
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The way Deb's health is so unpredictable.  I don't see her doing prolong tours.  The NKOT thing will never happen. Her Lyme is so unpredictable.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 11:04:16 AM »
I am adding to this old post: Two days ago I saw singer Paul Simon give an excellent concert. He is 75 years old, nearly 30 years older than Debbie Gibson. I hope her music, particularly her classic first two albums, is still played in 30 years. I hope Debbie/Deborah is still able and willing to play it. If she cannot perform at all soon it will be a huge tragedy.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2017, 07:48:43 AM »
Not so much of an old post!

I think it’s important at this point to think about/consider what she might be wanting. It’s been a while now since she last mention being close to a Tina Turner type comeback.

I still believe a hit single may happen but I’m not putting my expectations too high. I don’t know much about Lyme disease as no one around me suffers from it but it will happen someday and hopefully it won’t be me.

Now, since I don’t know the illness much, I can only say that it might be realistic to think a concert tour, a concert stay in Vegas or a Broadway show are highly unlikely.

She loves performing. So to me, as long as she can do that and as long as she’s happy … I’ll take what she has to offer. Besides, was she ever comfortable being on top? Would she ever be?
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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 12:18:05 AM »
I think something that we have to consider is that she's still performing and doing projects.  There's something to say about that 30 years after your peak popularity has come and gone.  She won't ever be able to go on these big multi city tours like she did then but not many people her age do in the first place.  She still performs the occasional show and even though it's in a smaller venue instead of arenas her shows still sell out.  It's obvious that she's not interested in quitting and I'm happy that she has the opportunities that she has.  There are plenty of stories about people from her era that maybe had one or two really big hits and then just disappeared from the face of the Earth.

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Re: Will Deborah Ever have a Vigorous Career Again?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 10:18:21 AM »
I think something that we have to consider is that she's still performing and doing projects.  There's something to say about that 30 years after your peak popularity has come and gone.  She won't ever be able to go on these big multi city tours like she did then but not many people her age do in the first place.  She still performs the occasional show and even though it's in a smaller venue instead of arenas her shows still sell out.  It's obvious that she's not interested in quitting and I'm happy that she has the opportunities that she has.  There are plenty of stories about people from her era that maybe had one or two really big hits and then just disappeared from the face of the Earth.

You make a lot of good points Out of the Blue.

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