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Encyclopedia > Girlschool
Girlschool
Origin London
Country United Kingdom
Years active 1977 – present
Genres Heavy metal
NWOBHM
Labels City Records (1979-present)
Members Kim McAuliffe
Enid Williams
Denise Dufort
Jackie Chambers
Past members Deidre Cartwright
Gil Weston
Kelly Johnson
Chris Bonacci
Jackie Bodimead

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Though enjoying little commercial success beyond the early 1980s, they maintain a worldwide cult following and were inspirational for many succeeding female bands.[citation needed] The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

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Band history

Origins

In 1977 a group of schoolgirls in London formed a band called Painted Lady, consisting of Kim McAuliffe (guitar), Enid Williams (bass), and Deidre Cartwright (drums). London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ...


A series of lineup changes followed before the lineup stabilised at Kim McAuliffe (guitar), Enid Williams (bass), Kelly Johnson (lead guitar), and Denise Dufort (drums). This was to be the original and "classic" lineup of Girlschool, the name adopted in 1979. This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Career

The band obtained a single-record deal with small label City Records in 1979 and released debut single "Take It All Away". Their gigs and the single got them attention, and in a major breakthrough, a 1979-80 support slot on tour with Motörhead, with whom they would have a strong association for many years, becoming "stable mates" on the Bronze Records label. Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy Kilmister (real name Ian Kilmister) after his ejection from the iconic space-rock band Hawkwind. ...


By the close of 1980, having released debut album Demolition, the band were an integral and major force in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).[citation needed] In 1981 the band reached the peak of their success, releasing UK top #5 album "Hit 'n' Run" and collaborating with Motörhead to produce the St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP, featuring top #5 UK single "Please Don't Touch". They played to a sold-out audience at Hammersmith Odeon and had a significant audience in Europe and North America. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) or (N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of traditional heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy Kilmister (real name Ian Kilmister) after his ejection from the iconic space-rock band Hawkwind. ... St. ... The Apollo, Hammersmith, London has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. ... European redirects here. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


From 1982 their success began to decline along with other NWOBHM bands. In that year they released the reasonably successful Screaming Blue Murder album. In October McAuliffe was nearly killed after being electrocuted on stage in Denmark, but recovered in time for a Japanese tour and European support slot with Rainbow. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rainbow were a British progressive metal/hard rock band formed by Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ...


There was a short hiatus after friction between McAuliffe and Williams led to the latter's departure, and her replacement by Gil Weston. The time away sapped interest in the band and by the time the Noddy Holder produced fourth album Play Dirty was released in 1983 it was evaporating fast. Play Dirty only made #66 in the UK album chart and was the last album to appear. Noddy Holder (born Neville John Holder in Walsall, Staffordshire on 15 June 1946) is an English musician and actor best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist with 1970s rock music group Slade. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After the following tour Johnson left the band to live in America with ex-the Runaways bassist Vicki Blue, and was replaced by Chris Bonacci. By 1984 the band were a spent force in terms of being major recording artists, but maintained a sufficiently strong enough following to keep them in business, and supported Motörhead on tour in that year, and the reunited Deep Purple in 1985. For a short time, Jackie Bodimead was brought in as vocalist, and this line-up was captured on film at a Camden Palace show. It was released, though unofficially, on DVD in 2005 as 'Girlschool - Live In London.' This article is about the 1970s band. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy Kilmister (real name Ian Kilmister) after his ejection from the iconic space-rock band Hawkwind. ... Deep Purple are an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent events

Since 1985, the band have, with some interruptions, maintained a cult following and have continued to tour and record albums. There were many lineup changes over the succeeding years but McAuliffe has remained firmly at the helm. By 2005 the lineup contained reunited original members McAuliffe, Williams, and Dufort, with new recruit Jackie Chambers on lead guitar. In November 2005, Girlschool again supported Motörhead on their 30th Anniversary UK Tour. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Band members

Current

Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ...

Former

  • Deidre Cartwright - drums
  • Gil Weston - bass guitar
  • Kelly Johnson - guitar
  • Chris Bonacci - guitar
  • Jackie Bodimead - vocals
  • Tracy Lamb - bass
  • Jackie Carrera - bass

Clarence L. Kelly Johnson (November 27, 1910 - December 21, 1990) was an aircraft engineer and aeronautical innovator with Lockheed who played a leading role in the design of more than forty aircraft. ...

Discography

Studio

Demolition of the Old Myer Building, Perth, Western Australia. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Play Dirty is a 1968 film that depicts the exploits of the Long Range Desert Group. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Running Wild is one of several German power metal bands to emerge in the mid/late 1980s (along with Helloween, Rage, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, etc). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Believe is the best selling album by singer/actress Cher. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live

  • Girlschool Live (1996)
  • Girlschool Live: King Biscuit Flower Hour (1996)
  • Race With The Devil Live (2000)

1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Videography

  • Girlschool - Live In London (2005)

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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