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Susanna Hoffs(vocals, guitar)
Vicki Peterson(guitar, vocals)
Debbi Peterson(drums, vocals)
Michael Steele(bass, vocals)
Artistfacts for Bangles
Originally called The Bangs, they had to change it because another band had that name. That band offered the name to the girls for $20,000, but refused. Some brainstorming led to "Bangles," which sounds like "Beatles" and is also the name of a song by the Electric Prunes.
Their first manager was Miles Copeland, who managed The Go-Gos and The Police. He is the brother of Stewart Copeland from The Police.
Michael Steele, despite having a boy's name, is a girl. She was in The Runaways with Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
The band was formed in Santa Barbara, California by Vicki and Debbi Peterson, who are sisters. (thanks, Margaret - Buellton, CA)
All members sing and help write the songs.
Hoffs starred in the movie The Allnighter in 1987.
Hoffs married director Jay Roach in 1993. The Bangles got back together to write a song for Austin Powers 2, The Spy Who Shagged Me, which Roach directed.
Hoffs sang with Randy Newman at the 2001 Oscars. They performed Newman's "A Fool In Love" from the movie Meet The Parents. Hoffs got the gig because her husband directed the movie.
Vicki Peterson married musician John Cowsill of The Cowsills on October 25, 2003.