Go-Go's









Go-Go's

Go-Go's

is an all girl American rock and roll band which was formed in 1978. They were the first all girl band to top the Billboard Charts with a number one album and made rock history. They write their own songs and also play their own instruments. They played different styles of music such as surf, new wave, pop punk, and rock. The members of the Go-Goís are Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar player, keyboard player, and backup vocals), Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Gina Schock (drum and percussion player and backup vocal), Kathy Valentine (guitar player and back up vocals), and Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocal and backup vocals). The group had a total of 5 U. S. Top 40 hits during their career.

The Go-Goís was formed in 1978 and the original members were, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Margot Olaverra, and Elissa Bello. They toured in England for the first half of the 1980's. They released the single, a new version of, We Got the Beat, and also Our Lips Are Sealed, on the label, Stiff records, in 1982. Beauty and the Beat was the Go-Goís debut album which they released in 1981 and topped the charts for 6 weeks. Their follow up album, Vacation, was also a hit and sold very well. The group have to take time off when Schock underwent surgery for a congenital heart defect. They returned in 1984 but their sales were down. Disputes also broke out among the members and Jane Wiedlin left the group in October, 1984 and she was replaced with Paula Jean Brown. The band played in the Rock In Rio festival but Carlisle and Caffey decided to break up the band in 1985. The girls hearts were no longer in their work. Belinda went on to pursue her solo career and released a string of singles in the 1980's. Jane Wiedlin also released solo albums and also took on acting roles in movies. She appeared in Bill and Tedís Excellent Adventure, Clue, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She also did cartoon voice overs and made an appearance on the VH1 show called, Surreal Life. In 1995 Jane formed a band called, Frosted. They released an album called, Cold, then split up in 1998.

Charlotte Caffey and Carlisle formed a band called, The Graces, in 1990, and released the album, Perfect View. After they split up, she formed a group called, Astridís Mother. Caffey and Wiedlin also performed several sets as Twisted and Jaded, in 1997. Wiedlin started her own label in 2000, called Painful Discs, and released her solo CD called, Kissproof World., Gina Schock released a self titled album in 1988 with her newly formed band called, House of Schock, then later formed the group called K-Five, but it didnít last long.

The Go-Goís reunited in 1990 and performed off and on and also released more albums and singles. To date the group has released a total of 7 albums, 12 singles, and 4 music videos.