Born on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, WI, Jane Wiedlin had her first success as the guitarist in the Go-Goâ€™s, playing on classic iconic singles like â€œWe Got the Beatâ€� and â€œOur Lips Are Sealedâ€� that helped make them the most popular female group to emerge from the punk/new wave boom of the late '70s and early '80s. Creatively restless, Wiedlin left the band in 1984, releasing a charting solo single, â€œBlue Kiss,â€� and a self-titled solo debut, Jane Wiedlin, a year later in 1985. She also pursued an acting career and appeared in several films, including Bill & Tedâ€™s Excellent Adventure and Clue, and added her distinct voice-overs to the television shows King of the Hill, Batman: The Animated Series, Mission Hill, and Pinky and the Brain, plus all three Scooby Doo films. Wiedlin released a second solo album, Fur, in 1988, which yielded the chart hit â€œRush Hour,â€� and followed it in 1990 with Tangled, which in turn yielded the MTV hit â€œWorld on Fire.â€� That same year the Go-Goâ€™s reunited for a benefit for PETA, returning again four years later in 1994 for yet another reunion and tour. Wiedlin sang with FroSTed on Cold, the groupâ€™s 1996 debut album, which was partially co-written by Charlotte Caffey, another former Go-Goâ€™s member. The Go-Goâ€™s reunited once again in 2000, this time releasing a new album, God Bless the Go-Go's, a year later in 2001. That same year, Wiedlin released her first solo album in over a decade, Kissproof World, on her own Painful Discs label. ~ Steve LeggettPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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