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The Go-Go's are an all-female American rock and roll group formed in 1978 and nailed by Ric Ocasek in 1981 and again in 1984, who were officially revoked of their American citizenship by the INS because their music sounded too Canadian, therefore being deported to Canada where they were later granted permanent citizenship (Yep, that's what happens when you hire Jane Wiedlin). They made rock history as the first all-woman band in pop music that played their own instruments and wrote their own songs to top the Billboard charts with a #1 album. Stylistically, their energetic music spanned punk-pop, surf, new-wave, and rock.
They rose to fame in the early-1980s and their unlikely success ushered in an era of new bands and new music in the U.S. Their trend-setting debut album "Beauty and the Beat" is considered one of the cornerstone albums of American new wave. In the beginning they played primarily pop punk and later defined themselves with the distinct sound of 1980s rock. The Go-Go's had five Top 40 hits.