"Go-Go Redhead": Top 9 Facts About the Beautiful Belinda Carlisle...
One of the most recognizable voices of the 80s, Belinda Carlisle was once one of the best-selling artists!
The life that the singer left behind is full of contradictions ... And, probably, few people know about her. That is why we have collected 9 most interesting facts about the magnificent legend of the music industry - Belinda Carlisle ...
Top 9 facts about Belinda Carlisle
9. She was born the first in a family of seven children…
Belinda Jo Carlyle was born on August 17, 1958. The girl became the first of seven children and quickly established herself, or rather, her undeniable musical talent!
8. Her family was so poor that she had almost no clothes as a child…
When Belinda was five years old, her father left a large family, as a result of which her mother barely made ends meet ... In one of her interviews, Carlisle admitted that she had "about two outfits" as a teenager.
7. She started out as a drummer, not a singer!
Carlisle entered the music world as... a drummer! At that time she was 19 years old.
Belinda's first group was the punk rock band The Germs, after leaving which she became one of the founders of The Misfits (later the group was renamed Go-Go).
6. Go-Go became the first female group in the history of music to top the US charts!
The Go-Go released their first album Beauty and the Beat in 1981. It went to number one in the US, making them the first all-female band in history to: write their own songs, play them on their instruments, and succeed!
The Go-Go's have sold more than seven million records worldwide, but soon Carlisle wanted to break free - to build a career as a solo singer ...
5. She sang one of the most popular and recognizable songs of all time!
Carlisle's classic hit single "Heaven is a Place on Earth" reached number one in both the US and UK and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance!
And the album of the same name, on which the track was released, entered the top five in the UK and Australia!
4. Until 2005, she struggled with drug and alcohol addiction ...
Carlisle has been honest about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. The singer also mentioned that she started using while on Go-Go.
Only in 2005, Carlisle managed to get rid of addiction completely ...
3. The voice told her to quit drugs.
Carlisle said that one day she looked at herself in the mirror and "saw no light, no soul" in her eyes.
She also experienced a hallucination when a voice told her that she would be found dead in her hotel room if she did not stop using... This incident changed her life forever.
2. Her autobiography became a bestseller!
In June 2010, Carlisle released her autobiography, which was very well received!
The book, titled Lips Unsealed, became a New York Times bestseller, receiving mostly positive reviews.
1. Married for over 30 years!
In 1986, Carlisle married producer Morgan Mason, with whom she had a son, James. Despite all the difficulties, the couple is still together!