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Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)

 Kathy Valentine has had a lifelong love affair with music, gravitating to it while attending “a hippie commune school” in Austin and listening to AM pop radio–the Beatles, Stones, Motown and girl groups–with a Texas twang. Kathy started a few high school bands, almost went on the road with the British female headbangers Girlschool, and played in Austin’s first punk band, The Violators, before moving to Los Angeles at 18 to form The Textones. Two years later in the ladies’ room of a rock club, she was approached by Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go’s who was in search of a substitute for the punky girl group’s ailing bassist. Kathy promptly borrowed a bass and spent four days learning how to play it before playing three sold-out nights with the Go-Go’s at the Whiskey. The Go-Go’s topped the charts and defined post-punk American pop and the dizzying decade known as the `80s. After disbanding, Kathy picked up her axe and determinedly set about becoming a lead guitarist in the bluesy Bluebonnets and then The Delphines, which released two independent albums. Kathy has also released Light Years, her self-produced debut solo album released on her own label, All For One. 

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