The Go-Go's

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    Drew Barrymore
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The Go-Go’s catchy, well-crafted songs formed a bridge between the brash urgency of L.A. punk and the dark melodies of new wave pop.

Hall of Fame Essay


Holly Gleason

They were brash. They were brazen. They were punks. They were... girls. Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, and Jane Wiedlin wrote their own songs, played their own instruments, and walked their own walk. Absolutely, unabashedly, unapologetically female. And together they were the ultimate girl gang who chased a dream – of being a free-for-all good-timing rock & roll band – as one.

Cover of the 2021 Induction Program Book
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