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Born on this Day in History: August 17, 1958 - Belinda Jo Kurczeski became Belinda Carlisle after joining the 1970s punk scene in Los Angeles. She formed The Go-Gos with three girlfriends, and they released their first album, Beauty and the Beat, in 1982. With hits "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed," The Go-Gos dominated the charts. Carlisle followed up with successful solo albums, but her drug use held her back in the 1990s.
On this Day in History: August 17, 1969 - The Woodstock Music Festival draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the arty New York town of Woodstock. When they couldn't find an appropriate venue in the town itself, the promoters decided to hold the festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York--some 50 miles from Woodstock--owned by Max Yasgur.