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The Go-Go’s will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.
No, I don’t have inside information that leads me to that conclusion. But I do have a strong gut feeling. So, in other words, it’s a sure thing and the five Go-Go’s — Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine — should just go right ahead and book their plane tickets to Cleveland now.
Yes, I know the Go-Go’s as never even nominated to this point, even though the band has been eligible since 2005. Doesn’t matter. They are getting in next year.
There are many reasons why I believe that to do be the case — and the majority of those reasons were underscored during the band’s sold-out show on June 28 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It was opening night of a short West Coast trek that culminates with a three-show stand, July 2-4, at the lovely Hollywood Bowl.
The moment the reunited band hit the stage, opening the show with a mighty “This Town” from the classic debut album “Beauty and the Beat,” it was clear just how much this music still means to fans. The smiles from the audience shone nearly as brightly as the stage lights as the group continued into “Vacation,” which sent the Fox into full dance party mode.
— Greg Trevizo (@gregtrevizo) June 29, 2018
The music, which was a trailblazing brand of pop rooted in the L.A. punk scene, has aged incredibly well. Indeed, I wish that half of what was played on the radio today sounded as fresh and vibrant as what we heard as …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment