Kathryn "Kathy" Valentine (born January 7, 1959) is an American musician (guitar and bass) and songwriter. She earned a name for herself in her early 20s as a member of The Go-Go's, who made music history by becoming the first all female band to have a number one album in the U.S.
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Austin, Texas, USA
Former bassist of The Go Go's (Kathy and the band had a falling out and seperated in March 2013
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Kathryn "Kathy" Valentine (born January 7, 1959, Austin, Texas) was the American bass guitarist for the all-girl rock band, The Go-Go's. She left the band on March 8, 2013 due to "irreconcilable differences."
She began playing at age 16 in her hometown of Austin, and joined a fledgling Girlschool in London, England in 1975. In 1978, Valentine relocated to Los Angeles, California and co-founded The Textones with Carla Olson. She joined the Go-Go's on New Year's Eve 1980, as a substitute for an ailing bassist, but was asked to remain as a permanent member shortly thereafter. She wrote "Can't Stop the World" on the Go-Go's debut album, and co-wrote the hit singles, "Vacation" and "Head Over Heels," which appeared on subsequent releases. After the Go-Go's disbanded, Valentine played guitar in the World's Cutest Killers with former Girlschool guitarist Kelly Johnson, The BlueBonnets and The Delphines.
In 2005, she released a solo recording, Light Years, that she co-produced, wrote, arranged and performed the guitar and vocal tracks. She now resides in her hometown of Austin with her husband and young daughter. Valentine performs regularly with the Go-Go's, the Impossible, and a new line-up of BlueBonnets.
Kathy is married to, and has a daughter with Steven Weisburd, who was a drummer with Los Angeles rock bands such as Fields Laughing, Pop Art, Breakfast and Grady before becoming an attorney. In 2007 they sold their home in Studio City, California to move back to Austin, Texas.
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The Go Gos
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www.myspace.com/gogos, www.kathyvalentine.com/bio\\, www.thebluebonnets.net/kathy.htm
Dominique Davalos (Kathy's self-described musical soulmate
The BlueBonnets, The Delphines, The Go Go's
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Pop rock, pop punk
The Go-Go's, Blue Bonnets, The Delphines, The Impossible, The Textones, The Violaters, Johnny Goudie, The BlueBonnets
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The World's Cutest Killers