This all-female band, originally called the Misfits, was formed in California, USA, in 1978 by Belinda Carlisle (17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA; lead vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (b. 20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals). They were joined by Charlotte Caffey (b. 21 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA; lead guitar/keyboards), Elissa Bello (drums) and Margot Olaverra (bass). Inspired by the new wave scene, the Go-Gos performed bright, infectious harmony pop songs and were initially signed to the UK independent label Stiff Records and to Miles Copelands I.R.S. Records in the USA, where they would enjoy practically all their success. By the time of the release of debut album Beauty And The Beat, Olaverra was replaced by Kathy Valentine (b. 7 January 1959; ex-Textone) and Bello by Gina Schock (b. 31 August 1957). Produced by Rob Freeman and Richard Gottehrer, who had earlier worked with a long line of female singers...
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