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“If you think Belinda Carlisle's only claim to fame was when she was with The Go-Go's - think again and look up 'Dottie Danger'. Another little tidbit, The Go-Go's were originally
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Belinda Carlisle first gained fame as the lead singer for the Go-Go's, a hugely popular all female group. The band's wholesome, fun image and lighthearted songs, including "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," and "Head Over Heels," attracted legions of fans. But by 1985, the act had gone stale. The Go-Go's disbanded and Carlisle embarked on a successful solo career. "The Go-Go's was pretty much me when I was younger," she explained to Todd Gold of People. "But as I got older, I got kind of tired of being cute, bubbly and effervescent all day. I just didn't feel like being bouncy anymore."

Carlisle, the oldest of Walt and Joanne Carlisle's seven children, was raised in California's San Fernando Valley. After graduating from high school in 1976, she began frequenting Hollywood's new wave and punk rock music clubs, where she met Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine. They formed the Go-Go's "for laughs," Carlisle told Gold. "I had never been in any other band. That was my first time singing." Eventually they acquired a manager and were booked to tour England. During the tour they recorded "We Got the Beat," a single that sold 50,000 copies in the United States. In 1981, the group signed with I.R.S. Records and later that same year released Beauty and the Beat. The debut album sold over two million copies and topped the charts for ...

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