The Go-Go’s were a local favorite here in Los Angeles from the time they emerged on the scene int eh late ’70s. I followed their career from the very beginning, and saw various members around town upon occasion, not just at shows but a local hang-outs (Belinda was a friend of a friend going back her days in the Germs). It was great “local-band-makes-good” news when they got signed to A&M records and they started getting national attention. I was working at Tower Records in Westwood Village the day “Beauty and the Beat” hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 LP charts, and coincidentally, the group was in the store when they got the news (they were making stops at various stores that day for promotional reasons, something bands used to do back then.)
A photo was taken with our crew, though, sadly, I’m not pictured even though I was there—I got stuck running the Ticketron counter that morning, and I was helping a customer when the phot-op happened.
I did , however get a copy of their hit single “Our Lips Are Sealed” signed by each band member (in ballpoint pen, no less) as a lasting memento of the day – March 6, 1981.
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