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THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 INDUCTEES ..!

Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go's,

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters & Todd Rundgren to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a Ceremony on October 30, 2021 in Ohio, Cleveland.

CLEVELAND,OHIO(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT,05.12-13-21)-The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday (Wednesday May 12, 2021) its 2021 Inductees, celebrating the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization.

This year 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:

Performer Category: Tina Turner, Carole King,The Go-Go’s,

JAY-Z,Foo Fighters,  & Todd Rundgren.

 

 

Biography of "The Go-Go's:

THE GO-GO'S As the most successful all-woman rock band of all time, the Go-Go’s performed catchy, well-crafted songs that formed a bridge between the brash urgency of L.A. punk and the dark melodies of new wave pop.

 

Formed out of the diverse and egalitarian punk scene in Los Angeles in 1978 with Belinda Carlisle on lead vocals and Jane Wiedlin on rhythm guitar and vocals, the core lineup of the band solidified over the next few years with the additions of lead guitarist and keyboardist Charlotte Caffey, drummer Gina Schock, and bassist Kathy Valentine. Known for their raw and energetic live shows, the Go-Go’s circumvented record label sexism and signed with IRS Records in 1981. Their debut album Beauty and the Beat was released later that year and became the first (and, to date, only)album by an all-woman band that played its own instruments and wrote its own songs to top the Billboard albums chart.

 

Despite a shift toward a more melodic new wave sound, the band’s D.I.Y.punk roots remain evident in hits like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” The group’s second and third studio albums, Vacation(1982) andTalk Show(1984), furthered their success with the singles “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” In heavy rotation on MTV, their songs (primarily composed by Caffey, Wiedlin, and Valentine) had weighty lyrics belied by their sunny melodies and a timelessness that set the band apart from many of their 1980s counterparts.

 

Though the band broke up in 1985, the Go-Go’s have reunited periodically since 1990 to record and tour. In recent years, the band’s music has been celebrated with the Broadway musical Head Over Heelsand chronicled in the Showtime documentary The Go-Go’s(2020). For the documentary’s soundtrack, the band reconvened virtually to record their first new song in 19 years, “Club Zero.” The Go-Go’s influence is seen in countless artists, including Bikini Kill, Green Day, and Nirvana.

 

 

 

Selected discography:“Screaming” (Live, 1979) •“Blades” (Live, 1980)•“We Got the Beat”(Stiff Records single version, 1980)•“Our Lips Are Sealed,”Beauty and the Beat(1981)•“Vacation,”Vacation(1982)•“Head Over Heels,”Talk Show(1984)•“The Whole World Lost Its Head,”Return to the Valley ofthe Go-Go’s(1994)•“Unforgiven,”God Bless the Go-Go’s(2001)•“Club Zero,”Beatnik Beach Summer(2020)

Inductees:Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin.

Influences:Beach Boys, Germs, Buzzcocks

Legacies: Green Day, Nirvana, Bikini Kill

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