Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1981–1989, 1999–present
Genres: Rock, Pop Rock, Pop, Paisley Underground
The Bangles is an American all-female band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. Susanna Hoffs joined sisters Vicki and Debbi Peterson to form a band in Los Angeles in December, 1980. The trio briefly called themselves The Colours, then renamed themselves The Supersonic Bangs, and shortly afterwards The Bangs. The band was part of the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene, which featured groups that played a mixture of 1960s-influenced folk-rock and jangle pop with a more modern punk–ish/garage band undertone. In 1981, the threesome recorded and released a single “Getting Out Of Hand” b/w “Call on Me” on their label DownKiddie Records. T...
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