LIVE: Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle fans found out that 'Heaven is a Place on Earth' when the singer played Sycuan Casino on Sept. 1.

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Belinda Carlisle headlined Sycuan Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
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The singer originally gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.
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The group sold more than 7 million albums in just three years -- and Carlisle later went on to have a successful solo career.
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Her solo hits include "Mad About You," "I Get Weak," "Circle in the Sand," "Leave a Light On," and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" among others.
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Her autobiography, "Lips Unsealed," published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller.
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On August 11, 2011, she received, as a member of the Go-Go's, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Carlisle's first venture into music was a brief stint as drummer for the punk band Germs, under the name Dottie Danger.
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Soon after leaving Germs, she co-founded the Go-Gos (originally named the Misfits), with friends and fellow musicians Margot Olavarria, Elissa Bello, and Jane Wiedlin.
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Olavarria and Bello were soon out of the group and the new line-up included bassist-turned-guitarist Charlotte Caffey, guitarist-turned-bassist Kathy Valentine, and drummer Gina Schock.
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The Go-Go's became one of the most successful American bands of the 1980s, helping usher new wave music into popular American radio.
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They also become the first all-female band, who wrote their own music and played their own instruments, to ever achieve a No. 1 album, "Beauty and the Beat."
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The album featured the hits "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed."
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The Go-Gos recorded two more studio albums on I.R.S. Records, including 1982's "Vacation," which went gold.
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In 1984, Carlisle made a foray into acting in the movie "Swing Shift," starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
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The Go-Go's disbanded in 1985 and Carlisle embarked on a solo career.
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Carlisle's first solo album "Belinda" was released in 1986, also on I.R.S. Records. This album was successful in North America and was certified Gold in the U.S. and Platinum in Canada.
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Carlisle changed her hairstyle significantly for her second solo album, giving up her California girl blonde bob for a long auburn style for 1987's "Heaven on Earth," which she retains to this day.
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The musical style eschewed the 1960s-influenced pop of Carlisle's first album in favor of slickly produced 1980s power-pop.
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The first release from "Heaven on Earth" was "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", which topped the single charts, not only in the U.S., but also in the UK and in several other countries.
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Carlisle is a vegetarian and a supporter of animal rights. She and her bandmates were the first stars to pose for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign in 1990.
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