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Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine (2008)
Background information
Birth name Kathyrn Valentine[1]
Born January 7, 1959 (1959-01-07) (age 51)[2]
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Pop rock, pop punk
Occupations Musician
Instruments guitar, bass
Years active 1978[3]-present
Associated acts The Go-Go's

Kathy Valentine (born Kathryn Valentine, January 7, 1959, Austin, Texas) is the American bass guitarist for the all-girl punk/pop band, The Go-Go's.

She began playing at age 16 in her hometown of Austin, and joined a fledgling Girlschool in London, England in 1975. In 1978, Valentine relocated to Los Angeles, California and co-founded The Textones with Carla Olson. She joined the Go-Go's on New Year's Eve 1980, as a substitute for an ailing bassist, but was asked to remain as a permanent member shortly thereafter. She wrote "Can't Stop the World" on the Go-Go's debut album, and co-wrote the hit singles, "Vacation" and "Head Over Heels", which appeared on subsequent releases. After the Go-Go's disbanded, Valentine played guitar in the World's Cutest Killers with former Girlschool guitarist Kelly Johnson, The BlueBonnets and The Delphines.

In 2005, she released a solo recording, Light Years, that she co-produced, wrote, arranged and performed the guitar and vocal tracks. She now resides in her hometown of Austin with her husband and young daughter. Valentine performs regularly with the Go-Go's, the Impossible, and a new line-up of BlueBonnets.

See also

References

  1. ^ Biography from IMDb
  2. ^ The Go-Go's Biography from musicianguide.com
  3. ^ Go-Go's Biography from the Go-Go's website

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