August 12, 2011 8:29
The Go-Go’s receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star
The new wave band's star is the 2,444th to be dedicated
All five original members of the new wave band appeared at the unveiling ceremony which took place yesterday (August 11) in Los Angeles, reports LAist. Founding member of the band, Jane Wiedlin, spoke about their thoughts on the Walk of Fame when they were starting out:
We loved the Hollywood Walk of Fame even then. In our wildest dreams, we could never have dreamed our little band would get a star on the Walk of Fame.
The Go-Go’s star is the 2,444th to be dedicated. The ceremony took place in front of punk club The Masque, where the band played their first ever show.
The band is now tipped to play a one off gig at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on August 17.
Fronted by Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go’s formed in 1978. Their 1981 debut album ‘Beauty And The Beat’ was one of the most successful debuts of the 1980s. The group disbanded in 1985 but reformed for a number of charity shows in the 1990s and have been touring since 1999.
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