2016
The Go-Go’s say goodbye at the Greek Theatre

August 30, 2016 - “We wanted to end up where we started,” said Charlotte Caffey, and what she meant was Los Angeles. That’s the city in which Caffey and her bandmates formed the Go-Go’s in 1978, and it’s the place they returned Tuesday night for the final show of a month-long farewell tour. Read more: LA Weekly

 
2016
The Go-Go’s Perform “We Got the Beat” at the Billboard Music Awards 2016

May 22, 2016 - The Go-Go's celebrate the 35th anniversary of "We Got the Beat" and launch their farewell tour this summer. The female rockers are commemorating a groundbreaking 38 years in the music industry.

 

2016
The Go-Go’s Announce Farewell Tour

March 21, 2016

 

2014
The Go-Go’s begin summer tour

June 21, 2014

2014
Belinda Carlisle releases her third greatest hits album “The Collection”

March 17, 2014

 

2014
The Go-Go’s are featured as primary artists on Icon: 80’s Hits

February 25, 2014

2014
The Go-Go’s are featured as a primary artist on Now 25: Top Hits of the 80’s

January 14, 2014

2013
Belinda Carlisle’s album “Live From Metropolis Studios” is released

September 9, 2013

2013
Kathy Valentine files a lawsuit against The Go-Go’s

May 24, 2013 - Kathy Valentine sued her former band mates for "breach of fiduciary duty and abuse of control...in an attempt to deprive [her] of her position and interest in the group, including her right to receive her full one-fifth, 20% share of the benefits and revenues generated by the group's substantial reputation, fame, and goodwill." In early 2014, the lawsuit that Kathy Valentine brought against her former bandmates was settled out of court.

2013
Group’s official website said “irreconcilable differences” led to the departure of bassist Kathy Valentine, the band was now a quarter (Caffey, Carlisle, Shock, Wiedlin)

March 8, 2013

2011
The Go-Go’s are composers of Eddy Currents Suppression Ring So Many Things

November 22, 2011

2011
The band received the 2,444th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

August 11, 2011

2011
The Go-Go’s are featured as a primary artist on 10 Great 80 Songs

June 14, 2011

2011
The Go-Go’s are featured as a primary artist on Going Underground [Universal]

June 7, 2011

2011
Charlotte Caffey’s band The Graces releases their album “Perfect View”

April 12, 2011

2010
Kathy Valentine’s Band, The Bluebonnets, released “Boom Boom Boom Boom” album

July 6, 2010

2010
The Go-Go’s perform at Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center in Northampton, MA

May 31, 2010

2009
Gina Shock co wrote “Falling Down”, “Kiss and Tell”, “Stop and Erase”, and “Crush” for Selena Gomez & the Scene’s debut album Kiss & Tell

September 29, 2009

2009
Belinda Carlisle is a cast member on season 9 of Dancing With The Stars

September 21, 2009

2008
The Go-Go’s are featured on Sybersound Billboard Top 40 Karaoke: 1980s [Box]

September 2, 2008

2008
Gina Schock is one of the cowriters of the title track for the Miley Cyrus album Breakout

July 22, 2008

2008
Charlotte Caffey writes music for the rock musical “Lovelace: A Rock Musical”

- A rock musical about the life of adult film star and women's liberation advocate, Linda Lovelace.

2007
Belinda Carlisle releases her seventh solo album, “Voila”, which was an entirely French album

February 6, 2007

2005
Kathy Valentine releases her solo album “Light Years”

September 6, 2005

2005
Jane Wiedlin appears on Season 4 of The VH1 show “The Surreal Life

2001
The Go-Go’s Live In Central Park is released

December 11, 2001

2001
Belinda Carlisle poses naked for Playboy Magazine

August 2001

2001
The Go-Go’s release their album “God Bless The Go-Go’s”

May 15, 2001 - Peaked #57 in Billboard 200

- Peaked #17 in Top Internet Albums

2001
“Unforgiven” released as single

March 11, 2001 - Peaked #22 in U.S. Billboard Top 40

2001
Kathy Valentine’s band The Delphines releases the album “Cosmic Speed”

2000
Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin co-write “But For The Grace of God” for Keith Urban

November 28, 2000 - Peak #1 in Billboard Hot Country Songs -Peak #37 in Billboard Hot 100

2000
Jane Wiedlin releases solo album “Kissproof World”

October 31, 2000

2000
VH1 “Behind The Music: Go Go’s Collection” is released

May 23, 2000

1999
“A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits” is the second greatest hits album released by Belinda Carlisle

November 30, 1999

1998
The Go-Go’s are Performer, Primary Artist on Rolling Stone Women In Rock

September 15, 1998

1997
The Go-Go’s are featured as Performer, Primary artist on “Just Can’t Enough: New Wave Women”

August 19, 1997

1997
Twisted & Jaded

Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin perform several shows as Twisted and Jaded, at which they played acoustic versions of Go Go’s songs and debuted new material.

1996
The Go-Go’s are featured as primary artist and performers on Divas Of Pop

September 17, 1996

1996
“A Woman And A Man”, the sixth studio album by Belinda Carlisle, is released

September 11, 1996

1996
Kathy Valentine releases “The Delphines” an album with her band The Delphines

August 27, 1996

1996
Charlotte Caffey co-wrote “Ordinary Girl” the theme song to the television series “Clueless” with Anna Waronker.

1994
“The Whole World Lost Its Head” released as a single

November 27, 1994 - Peaked #28 in UK Singles Chart -Peaked #21 in Modern Rock Tracks

1994
“Return to the Valley of The Go-Go’s ” is released

October 18, 1994

1993
“Real”, the fifth studio album by Belinda Carlisle, is released

September 29, 1993

1992
Belinda Carlisle releases “The Best of Belinda, Volume 1”

September 7, 1992

 

1991
“Live Your Life Be Free” is released, the fourth studio album by Belinda Carlisle

October 14, 1991

1990
The Go-Go’s “Cool Jerk” is released

October 5, 1990

1990
The Go-Go’s “Greatest” album is released

October 5, 1990 - Peaked #127 in Billboard 200

1990
Jane Wiedlin releases her third studio album “Tangled”

May 30, 1990

1990
The Go-Go’s Reunion

March 28, 1990 - The original Go Go’s line-up (Caffey, Carlisle, Shock, Valentine and Wiedlin) reunite to play a benefit concert for the California Environmental Protection Act.

1989
“Runaway Horses” is released the third solo album by the American singer Belinda Carlisle

October 17, 1989

1988
Jane Wiedlin releases her single “Inside a Dream”

August 1988

1988
Jane Wiedlin releases her single “Rush Hour”

May 1988

1988
Jane Wiedlin releases her album “Fur”

April 1988

1988
Gina Schock released a self-titled album with her band House of Schock

1987
“Heaven on Earth” album released

October 5, 1987 - “Heaven on Earth” is the second solo album by Belinda Carlisle and her most successful to date. Released in 1987 it featured three singles that made the Top 10 charts in the United States, including the #1 hit and signature song "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"

1987
Belinda Carlisle releases her solo single “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”

September 18, 1987 - Peak #7 in Us Billboard Hot 100 End of Year Chart for 1988 - Peak #1 in Sweden, Switzerland, UK - Peak #1 in Billboard Hot 100 - Peak #1 in European Hot 100 Singles

1986
Belinda Carlisle releases her first solo album “Belinda”, notable as her first recording after the break-up of The Go-Go’s

June 3, 1986

1985
Jane Wiedlin releases her debut album “Jane Wiedlin”

October 1985

1985
Jane Wiedlin releases her single “Blue Kiss”

September 1985

1985
The Go-Go’s disband

May 1985

1984
“Yes Or No” is released as a single

December 25, 1984 - Peak #84 in Billboard Hot 100

1984
Jane Wiedlin’s Departure From The Group

October 1984 - Jane Wiedlin announced her departure from the group, Paula Jean Brown selected as new bassist, Kathy Valentine moved to the rhythm guitar.

1984
“Turn to You” is released as a single in the U.S.

October 17, 1984 - Peaked #32 in U.S.

1984
“Head Over Heels” single released in U.K

June 19, 1984

1984
“Talk Show” album is released

March 16, 1984  - Peaked #18 in Billboard 200

1984
“Head Over Heels” single released in U.S.

February 21, 1984 - Peaked #11 in Billboard Hot 100

1983
Jane Wiedlin collaborates with the duo Sparks to release the single “Cool Places”

April 1983 - Peaked #13 in Billboard Hot Dance Club Play

- Peaked #49 in Billboard Hot 100

1983
The Go-Go’s “Vacation” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Packaging

February 23, 1983

1982
“Vacation” single released in U.S.

June 26, 1982 - Peaked #8 in Billboard Hot 100

1982
The Go-Go’s album “Beauty And A Beat” goes platinum

1982
“Beauty and the Beat” became number one album in U.S. and remained there for six weeks

March 6, 1982

1982
The Go-Go’s begin recording their album “Vacation”

March 1982

1982
Grammy Awards Nomination for Best New Artist

February 24, 1982

1982
The Go Go’s perform “Our Lips Are Sealed” & “We Got The Beat” on American Bandstand

January 23, 1982

1982
“We Got The Beat” released as a single in the U.S.

January 16, 1982 - Peaked #2 in Billboard Hot 100

1981
“Beauty And The Beat” album released in the U.S.

July 8, 1981 - Peaked #1 in Billboard 200

 

1981
“Our Lips Are Sealed” is released as a single in the U.S.

June 12, 1981 - Peeked #10 in Billboard Hot 100,

Peaked #10 in Billboard Hot Dance Club songs,

Peaked #2 in Australia,

Peaked #3 in Canada

1981
The Go-Go’s signed to I.R.S. Records

April 1981

1980
Margot was replaced with Kathy

December 1980 - Original bassist Margot Olavarria fell ill and was replaced with Kathy Valentine. Olavarria sued the remaining members in 1982 for wrongfully throwing her out. The suit was settled in 1984.

1980
The Go-Go’s perform at Starwood in West Hollywood

October 31, 1980

1980
“We Got The Beat” released as a single in the U.K.

July 27, 1980

1979
The Go-Go’s opened for Madnes, a British Ska band, in LA and were asked to tour with them.

December 1979

1979
Gina Shock replaced Bello

Summer 1979

1978
The Go-Go’s formed in Los Angeles, California

May 1978 - Initially consisting of Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocals), Margot Olavarria (bass) and Elissa Bell (drums). Later in the year, Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar, keyboards) was added to The Go-Go’s.  

1976
Jane Wiedlin and Belinda Carlisle meet in Hollywood in the punk rock scene

1974
Belinda Carlisle sees a picture of artist Iggy Pop and becomes inspired to pursue punk music