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Vicki Peterson in 2011
|Birth name||Victoria Anne Theresa Peterson|
|Born||January 11, 1958|
|Origin||Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, pop rock, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, piano, ukulele|
|Associated acts||The Bangles, Continental Drifters, Psycho Sisters|
|Gibson Les Paul Custom
Daisy Rock Bangles Signature Model.
Victoria Anne Theresa "Vicki" Peterson Cowsill (born January 11, 1958, in Northridge, Los Angeles, California) is an American rock musician (lead guitar, vocals) and songwriter.
She described herself as a solo artist in her early years – "I was a kid who brought her guitar to every sleep-over and summer afternoon in the park to play her newest creation to anyone who would listen…". In 1981, she founded The Bangs, later renamed The Bangles, with her sister Debbi Peterson, and Susanna Hoffs.
After The Bangles disbanded in 1989, Peterson played with the Continental Drifters and The Psycho Sisters, in both cases alongside Susan Cowsill. In addition to performing their own material, The Psycho Sisters freelanced as celebrity backing singers (Steve Wynn's Fluorescent, Giant Sand's Center of the Universe), and Peterson has also contributed harmony vocals to recordings by the Hoodoo Gurus, John Doe, Tom Petty and Belinda Carlisle. Additionally, she replaced a pregnant Charlotte Caffey on the 1994–95 Go-Go's reunion tour.
- Bowar, Chad (June 30, 2004). "Interview With Vicki Peterson of The Bangles". suite101.com. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
- "John Cowsill". August 1, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- Steve Hochman, album review at "Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat and Chiquis", KPCC, July 29, 2014.
- Wesley Britton, "Music Review: The Psycho Sisters – 'Up on the Chair, Beatrice'", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 21, 2014.
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