In 1978 Juan Croucier replaced Peter Baltes as another temporary bassist; that same year the band released the singles "Hard Rock Woman", and "Paris is Burning".
In 1981 the band released the album "Breaking the Chains" in Europe, which was re-mastered and re-released by Electra Records in the US in 1983. While the band was very popular in Europe by then, they had yet to manage to chart in the US.
1984 was Dokken's breakout year in the US with the release of the album "Tooth and Nail", which contained several hit songs ("Into the Fire", "Just Got Lucky", and "Alone Again"). The album would go on to sell over one million copies in the US alone.
In 1985 the album "Under Lock and Key" also sold over a million copies with hits like "In my Dreams" and "It's Not Love".
1987 saw the release of "Back for the attack" (another million album release) as well as tour as part of Monsters of Rock.
The band reunited in 1992, but didn't release an album until "Disfunctional" in 1995 with Columbia Records, "One Live Night" (a live accousitical album) was released in 1996 by the CMC label, along with "Shadowlife" in 1997.
Official Original Lineup:
Don Dokken (vocals), "Wild" Mick Brown (drums), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilsons (bass).
Don Dokken (vocals),"Wild" Mick Brown (drums), Alex DeRosso (guitar), Barry Sparks (bass).