The Go-Go's were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1978, consisting originally of Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocals), Margot Olavarria (bass) and Elissa Bello (drums). They were formed as a punk band and had roots in the L.A. punk community; they shared a rehearsal space with the Motels, and Carlisle (under the name "Dottie Danger") had briefly been a member of punk rock band the Germs. Due to a bout of mononucleosis, she left the Germs before playing a gig. The group initially split in 1985 and have had several re-unions until they split again in 2016.
Links To Peel
Peel played the band's debut single, We Got The Beat in 1980 but according to current playlists available, it seems that this was the only track he played from the group.
- 13 May 1980: We Got The Beat (7") Stiff
- 20 May 1980: We Got The Beat (7”) Stiff
- 25 June 1980: We Got The Beat (7") Stiff
- 03 July 1980 (BFBS): We Got The Beat (7") Stiff BUY 78