Kathy Valentine

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Kathryn Valentine is an American musician (guitar and bass) and songwriter. She made music history as a member of the Go-Go's, the first all-female band to have a #1 album in the U.S. ...more

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"Loved it. Great story. Thanks for sharing Kathy."
All I Ever Wanted by Kathy Valentine
"Kathy Valentine stumbled into pop history as the bass player of the GoGos, the first all-girl band to top the BILLBOARD Top 200 Albums chart. But in many ways, she grew up the alienated, washed-out child of the first wave of divorced parents who got " Read more of this review »
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“I didn’t know about all that, only that Texas had ZZ Top. The show, my first rock concert, took place in a huge outdoor field called Kings Village and featured five bands. It had rained the day before, and I ended up blasted drunk, falling around in the mud, and throwing up next to a row of reeking portable toilets before ZZ Top even made it to the stage. I thought it was one of the best days ever.”
Kathy Valentine, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

“My individual relationships within the band were fluid affairs, with constructs that changed over time and circumstance. In the years we spent together, I would come to know every facial expression and recognize each of my friends’ singular quirks.”
Kathy Valentine, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

“I walked them to their car, stopping at the security exit to hug my dad goodbye. He held me tightly and spoke quietly, just between us: “I was wrong. You have done great for yourself.” It was an unexpected admission, and I didn’t realize how much I wanted to hear it. I had done everything on my own and he knew it.”
Kathy Valentine, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

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