The Go-Gos - All Rocks All Women All Time: Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine
As impossible as it may seem, the history of pop music has yielded exactly one instance of an all-female group landing a Number One album while also writing their own material and playing their own instruments. That happened in 1982 when the Go-Go’s found their way to the top of the Billboard 200 with their landmark debut album Beauty and the Beat. Emerging from the eclectic primordial ooze of the Los Angeles punk scene in the 1970s, the Go-Go’s—Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine—cut a revolutionary path to a brief but deeply impactful run in the music world and were vital to bringing punk and New Wave to the masses in the 1980s. From the hits to their enduring legacy, this is the story of the Go-Go's.