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The Bangles

 

The Bangles were one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go-Go’s in the early 1980s. Consisting of Susanna Hoffs (guitar, vocals), Debbi Peterson (drums, vocals), sister Vicki Peterson (guitar, vocals,) and Annette Zilinskas, who was later replaced by Michael Steele, (bass, vocals). The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1981 as The Supersonic Bangs, later shortened to The Bangs. They were forced to change their name to the Bangles when a band from New Jersey, also named the Bangs, threatened to sue. The single ‘Manic Monday’, written by Prince launched their international career. After 3 successful albums (“All Over The Place”, “Different Light” and “Everything”), The Bangles broke up.
Susanna Hoffs released two solo albums in the 90’s (a third album remained unreleased). Vicki Peterson joined the Continental Drifters. Debbie Peterson had a short-lived career with Siobhan Maher as Kindred Spirit, while Michael Steele lived in semi-retirement in California.

The Bangles reconvened in 2000 and recorded a reunion album, released in 2003, on Koch Records called “Doll Revolution”. By lucky coincidence(?) their single ‘Eternal Flame’ had since been covered by, and become a hit record for, Atomic Kitten which helped to rekindle interest in its original artist.

The Bangles are an American all-female pop rock band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. The band's hits include "Walk Like an Egyptian", Billboard magazine's number 1 single of 1987, as well as "Manic Monday", "Hazy Shade of Winter", and their 1989 number-one single "Eternal Flame".


Originally called The Bangs, they had to change it because another band had that name. They added the last letters because it sounded like "Beatles."
Their first manager was Miles Copeland, who managed The Go-Gos and The Police. He is the brother of Stewart Copeland from The Police.
Michael Steele, despite having a boy's name, is a girl. She was in The Runaways with Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
The band was formed in Santa Barbara, California by Vicki and Debbi Peterson, who are sisters.
All members sing and help write the songs.
Hoffs starred in the movie The Allnighter in 1987.
Hoffs married director Jay Roach in 1993. The Bangles got back together to write a song for Austin Powers 2, The Spy Who Shagged Me, which Roach directed.
Hoffs sang with Randy Newman at the 2001 Oscars. They performed Newman's "A Fool In Love" from the movie Meet The Parents. Hoffs got the gig because her husband directed the movie.

 

80's Hits

Eternal Flame
Hazy Shade Of Winter
In Your Room
Walk Like an Egyptian

Members of this Group


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