Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine (born Kathryn Valentine, January 7 1959, Austin, Texas) is the 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 and co-founded the Textones with Carla Olsen. 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 LP that sold approx. 5 million copies, and co-wrote the hit singles "Vacation" and "Head Over Heels"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, Texas with her husband and young daughter. Valentine performs regularly with the Go-Go's, the Impossible, and a new line-up of BlueBonnets.

ee also

* Music of Austin


External links

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