Vicki Peterson in 2011
Victoria Anne Theresa Peterson
January 11, 1958
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Punk rock, pop rock, pop
Musician, songwriter, producer
mandolin, bass guitar, piano, ukulele
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), songwriter and music producer.
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 [1 ] 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.
Peterson married musician
John Cowsill on October 25, 2003. [2 ]
Vicki Peterson performing with The Bangles at The House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio. August 30, 2007.
In August 2014, after playing together as The Psycho Sisters for more than 20 years, Peterson and Susan Cowsill released their first album, entitled
Up on the Chair, Beatrice. [3 ] [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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'", , July 21, 2014. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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