Charlotte Caffey was born October 21, 1953 3:21 a.m in Santa Monica, California.
photosource: courtesy Anthony Meade
Charlotte grew up with a whole slew of brothers and sisters:
Brothers: Michael Jr, Ann, Stephen, Dennis,Her father, Michael Caffey, was a film and tv producer.
Sisters: Marie, Rita, Richard, Vincent, Thomas, Joyce, Robert and Sean
Charlotte attended Catholic schools and began writing music at 15. In the early 1970's she played keyboard in her first band - Manuel & Gardeners.
She went to Immaculate Heart College in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Charlotte received a music degree in 1975.
photo courtesy Anthony Meade
After school she worked at a hospital and taught piano at a local Catholic grammar school. She also worked for a hospital. In the evenings she would play bass for the Eyes.
Charlotte with the Eyes
Charlotte was very shy in school and did not like being in the spotlight. When asked to be lead guitar in the GoGos, she had no lead guitar experience. She had only played a folk style of strumming before. For the new job she would have to kick it up a notch.