2008 – CHICAGO — As far as political fundraisers go, this one was a decidedly nontraditional affair. There was a go-go dancer gyrating behind a pane of glass, free games of “Frogger” and peanut-butter-and-jelly sushi rolls served on Pringles. The music was loud, the cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon plentiful and the only guy to […]
2005 – Edith Wong, a promoter who booked bands like the Police, X, the Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, the Motels, the Knack, the Textones and Plane English at her string of Madame Wong’s clubs in Los Angeles, dies aged 88.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
1988 – former Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth.’
1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” Belinda Carlisle. The song is the first No. 1 hit for the former lead singer of the Go-Go’s and comes from her second solo album.
1986 – Congratulations to former Go-Go Belinda Carlisle, who marries actor Morgan Mason today. He later produced sex, lies, and videotape.
1985 – The Go-Go’s announce their breakup. The all-girl group’s two top 10 hits are “We Got the Beat” and “Vacation.” The group launches a reunion tour in 1990.
1984 – Ten weeks after its first appearance in the Hot 100 at number 80, Wham!’s single, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go reaches the No. 1 spot. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley hold their lead for three weeks.
1963 – Dion storms out of a taping of the English TV show Ready Steady Go! after complaining that the go-go dancers are distracting him from his performance.
1958 – Belinda Carlisle is born. She becomes the lead singer of the all-female group the Go-Go’s and has a solo No. 1 hit in 1987 with “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.”
1955 – Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen (born January 26, 1955), is a Dutch guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. Biography Childhood Van Halen was a son of saxophonist Jan Van Halen; his mother Eugenia was from Java, Indonesia. At the […]