The Bangles

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The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock groupfrom Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. Theoriginal line-up was: 'Susanna Hoffs' (vocals/guitar),'Victoria Peterson (II)' (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister'Debbi Peterson' (drums/vocals) and 'Annette Zilinskas' (bass/vocals). They initially called themselves Colours, The SupersonicBangs, and The Bangs, prior to settling on the name, The Bangles.

Thegroup hailed from the 80's L. A. Paisley Underground music scene andreleased their self-titled debut EP in 1982. Zilinskas subsequentlyleft the band and was replaced by singer/bassist'Michael Steele (III)' . The group's first full-length album "AllOver the Place" was released in 1984.

The 1986 follow-up album"Different Light" beget two smash songs: the plaintive lament "ManicMonday" peaked at #2 on the US Billboard pop charts and the dynamic"Walk Like an Egyptian" soared all the way to #1 not only in America,but also in Britain, Australia, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands aswell. ("Manic Monday" was written by none other than'Prince (I)' ). The band scored a #2 US Billboard chart hit in 1987with a cover of the 'Simon & Garfunkel' song "Hazy Shade ofWinter". In 1989, The Bangles had another massive smash with the lovelyballad "Eternal Flame", which peaked at the #1 spot in the UnitedStates, England, Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands. Alas,tensions amongst the band members steadily mounted and the group brokeup in 1989.

In 1999, The Bangles got back together to record the song"Get the Girl" for the soundtrack of the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) . The group thenembarked on a brief tour in 2000 and released the comeback album "DollRevolution" in 2003. The Bangles continue to tour and perform inconcert all over America and Europe. .

There is some small facts about The Bangles:
  • CD: "September Girls" (Columbia)
  • CD (with Scandal): "Take 2" (SSP)
  • The band's big hit song "Eternal Flame" was covered by the English girl group 'Atomic Kitten' on their 2001 album "Right Now". The cover version peaked at #1 on the UK pop charts for two weeks and was a Top 5 hit in over ten countries.
Also look some video clip about The Bangles:
There is the list of movies, where The Bangles was taked part:
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1 The 29th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 as Themselves
2 Late Night with David Letterman movie Late Night with David Letterman 1982 as Themselves
3 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno movie The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 as Themselves - Musical Guest
4 Bangles Greatest Hits movie Bangles Greatest Hits 1990 as Themselves
5 New Years Rockin Eve 2001 movie New Years Rockin Eve 2001 2000 as Themselves - Performers
6 New Years Rockin Eve 2006 movie New Years Rockin Eve 2006 2005 as Themselves - Performers
7 The 15th Annual American Music Awards movie The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 as Themselves
8 The Bangles Live at the Syria Mosque movie The Bangles Live at the Syria Mosque 1986 as Themselves
9 The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook movie The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook 2011 as Guest Artists
10 Gilmore Girls movie Gilmore Girls 2000 as Themselves
11 Saturday Night Live movie Saturday Night Live 1975 as Themselves - Musical Guest
12 The Arsenio Hall Show movie The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 as Themselves
13 The Queen Latifah Show movie The Queen Latifah Show 2013 as Themselves - Musical Guests
14 Top of the Pops 2 movie Top of the Pops 2 1994 as Themselves
15 VH-1 Where Are They Now? movie VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 as Themselves
16 X-Large movie X-Large 1987 as Themselves
There is the list of some articles of The Bangles:
  • "Spin" (USA), December 1988, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 50-53+120, by: Michael Corcoran, "L.A. Women: So far, the Bangles have enjoyed their share of underground credibility, mainstream success, dirty dish, and novelty appeal. Now they want respect. Will they get it?"
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 26 March 1987, Iss. 496, pg. 62-64+162-164, by: Susan Orlean, "California Girls: A Number One single and a platinum album aren't enough to make Bangles happy. They want more- more control, more power, more success."
  • "Time" (USA), 14 April 1986, pg. 98, by: Jay Cocks, "Come On, Let's Get Banglesized!"
  • "Seventeen" (USA), May 1985, pg. 131-132+220, by: Edwin Miller, "The Bangles: Slated For The Top in Pop"
The image of was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Spin" (USA), December 1988, Vol. 4, Iss. 9
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 26 March 1987, Iss. 496
  • "Creem" (USA), June 1985, Iss. 205
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