A Photolog of Fame: The Bangles from Inception to Today
The 1987 Billboard number-one song Walk Like An Egyptian is just one of the songs made popular by the iconic all-female band The Bangles. For more than three decades, the group released several songs that are still remembered today. They include the hits Manic Monday and Eternal Flame, which is considered the biggest single by an all-female group.
The group was created on January 20, 1981, when founding member Susanna Hoffs met the Peterson sisters in his parent’s garage and found that they shared the same interest – music. On their first years of gigging around L.A. with Annette Zilinskas on bass, the band called themselves The Bangs but needed to change their name due to a legal issue. That’s when they decided to name their group ‘The Bangles’ – a name that they’ve been using until today. After Zalinskas’ departure, she was replaced by Michael Steele, a former member of the Runaways band. They then started recording chart-topping songs, performed in front of large crowds and collaborated with other music legends.