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. .
|1||The 29th Annual Grammy Awards||1987||as Themselves|
|2||Late Night with David Letterman||1982||as Themselves|
|3||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1992||as Themselves - Musical Guest|
|4||Bangles Greatest Hits||1990||as Themselves|
|5||New Years Rockin Eve 2001||2000||as Themselves - Performers|
|6||New Years Rockin Eve 2006||2005||as Themselves - Performers|
|7||The 15th Annual American Music Awards||1988||as Themselves|
|8||The Bangles Live at the Syria Mosque||1986||as Themselves|
|9||The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook||2011||as Guest Artists|
|10||Gilmore Girls||2000||as Themselves|
|11||Saturday Night Live||1975||as Themselves - Musical Guest|
|12||The Arsenio Hall Show||1989||as Themselves|
|13||The Queen Latifah Show||2013||as Themselves - Musical Guests|
|14||Top of the Pops 2||1994||as Themselves|
|15||VH-1 Where Are They Now?||1999||as Themselves|