Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer, musician, and author. She gained fame as the lead singer of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands in history. Carlisle’s autobiography, Lips Unsealed, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews.
About Belinda Carlisle in brief
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer, musician, and author. She gained fame as the lead singer of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands in history. Carlisle’s autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews. Her father abandoned their family when she was five years old, and she has stated that she spent most of her childhood impoverished. Her mother later remarried Walt Kurczeski, who Carlisle says was an alcoholic, and with whom she had a tumultuous relationship. She was named after her mother’s favorite film, Johnny Belinda. Carlisle was the first of seven siblings; she has three brothers and three sisters. Her first venture into music was in 1977 as drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, under the name Dottie Danger. However, her time in the band was short due to her contracting mononucleosis and she never recorded or performed live with theGerms. She co-founded the Go Go’s with fellow musicians Margot Elavarria, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, and Gina Schock. The group was formed in 1978 and helped popularize new wave music in the United States. The Go- go’s have sold over seven million records worldwide. After the dissolution of the band in 1985, Carlisle went on to have a successful solo career with radio hits such as \”Mad About You\”, \”I Get Weak\”, and \”Leave a Light On\”, and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth’”.
She has also appeared on one recording, Germicide. She did some back-up singing for Black Randy and the Metrosquad, and the album Germicide was released in 2009. She has been married to fellow Go-go’s member Donna Rhia since 1998. She is the mother of two children, a son, and a daughter, both of whom live in New York City. She also has two step-children, a daughter and a son-in-law. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She and her husband have three children, two sons, and one step-daughter. Her husband has a son and one daughter, all of whom are currently living in London, England. She had a daughter with her second husband, who is also a singer-songwriter and has released a book, “Belinda’s Song,” about her life as a singer and her experiences in the music industry. The couple have a son who is in the process of writing a book about his childhood, and has written several books about her experiences as a cheerleader, including one about the Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, the Stylistics, the Animals, and The Animals. Her daughter has also written two books about herself and her musical influences, including “I’ve Got a Girl,’’ and ” “The Secret”.