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A-Z Ladies Of Music G

G is for The Go-Go’s. They started out as a punk rock band in 1978 but by 1980 they had moved toward pop music. They released their first album, “Beauty And The Beat” in 1981 and became the first all female band that wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard Charts. “Rolling Stone” magazine also listed the album at 413 on their “500 Greatest Albums Of All Time” list. Here’s “We Got The Beat” which was one of their biggest hits.

That little Go-Go’s step dance (or whatever you call it) eventually became a national joke but I can remember secretly practicing it in my room for hours. It doesn’t seem that difficult but I never could get it right. I like to think there must have been some kind of impenetrable nerd proof glamour on the dance preventing me from learning it, but the very fact that I even thought that probably gets more at the heart of my problem than a magical conspiracy theory ever could.


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