Episode 4. Kathy Valentine
Episode 4. Kathy Valentine Song Chronicles is proud to present its fourth episode, a conversation with American musician, songwriter and author Kathy Valentine. Kathy was a member of the first, and to date, only all-female band that wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top Billboard charts at #1, having one of the most successful debuts of all time. The Go-Gos sold over 7 million records. When they went on tour opening for The Police, they soon rose up the charts surpassing the headliner, with Sting breaking open a bottle of champagne for them to celebrate. The Go-Gos To be in a band of young women frought with both tension and love, who stuck together through the rigors of the road and high profile promotion, defying stereotypes, brought intense challenges. The only way its band members could survive to lead healthy and successful lives was to leave behind the band that had brought them together. Kathy’s memoir, titled All I Ever Wanted, is an inspiring and honestly told story. She’s found her way to discover her own voice as both a writer of prose and a lead vocalist, playing multi-instruments on her own songs, which she’s used to create a soundtrack to her book. The music stands on its own as a body of work. It’s a great soundtrack! She tells her story without the affectations of someone trying to sound “writerly.” Kathy and I knew one another throughout the years at a distance but became friends when we both found ourselves expecting within months of one another. We both have 17-year-olds so we’ve known each other a while and she’s awesome. I'm honored to be able to present to you the first Song Chronicles stay-at-home interview ever... with the bad-ass, magnificent Kathy Valentine.
Duration: 52 min