The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's live in Austin, Texas
The Go-Go's live in Austin, Texas
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop, rock, new wave, punk rock
Years active 1978–1985
Labels Sony BMG Music Entertainment
IRS Records
Belinda Carlisle
Jane Wiedlin
Charlotte Caffey
Kathy Valentine
Gina Schock
Former members
Paula Jean Brown (1985)
Margot Olaverra (1978–1980)
Elissa Bello (1978–1979)
Vicki Peterson (temporary tour member, 1994)
Eve Monsees (temporary replacement for Jane, 2008)

The Go-Go’s are an all-female Grammy Award nominated American pop/new wave band formed in 1978. They made rock history as the first all-woman band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts.[1]

The Go-Go's rose to fame during the early 1980s. Their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, is considered one of the "cornerstone albums of new wave" (Allmusic), breaking barriers and paving the way for a host of other new American acts. In the beginning, they played primarily a pop-inflected form of the emerging punk sound, and later defined themselves with the distinct sound of 1980s rock music. The Go-Go’s had five U.S. Top 40 hits. Musical influences include the Ramones, the Shangri-Las, the Buzzcocks, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Blondie. During their career, the Go-Go's have sold more than seven million albums.[2]

The Go-Go's ranked at number #76 in the 1999 VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll list.[3]




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