- April 12, 1984 - RollingStone magazine Talk Show review
- April 27, 1984 - Los Angeles Times Top in Pops
Bowling for $$$
- April 12, 1984 - T.J. Martell Rock 'n Bowl fund raiser
New Single Release
- May 30, 1984 - Turn To You single is released
- May 28, 1984 - ABC's Good Morning America
April 12, 1984
RollingStone review of Talk Show LP
by Christopher Connelly
Excerpt from Christopher Connelly review of Talk Show in RollingStone magazine.
Fizzy and feisty, the bracingly fresh sound of Talk Show explodes like a just uncorked bottle of cold champagne. Faced with the most critical album of their career - an LP that will determine whether the band will be taken as a serious outfit of merely as a cute but talent ponytail rockers - the Go-Go's have shrugged off the commercial pressure to rehash their earlier successes and have delivered instead a bold, unselfconscious LP of out-and-out rock & roll.No wonder that the members of the Go-Go's are so excited about this LP: Talk Show is a player's album, deriving much of its strength from the muscular, almost brash sound of the band's instruments...full throttle guitars, spritely keyboards and especially praiseworthy performance from drummer Gina Schock, who slams through the album's ten tracks like a woman possessed.Best of the bunch is Caffey and rhythm guitarist Jane Weidlin's "Turn to You,' in which the pair uninhibitedly thrash their two chord attack atop bright backing vocals and an adrenaline-driven rhythm section....Talk Show proves that music is what really matters to this band.
April 7, 1984
Bowling For a Cure
Many in the rock radio community gathered at an L.A. area bowling alley for the 2nd annual T.J. Martell Rock 'n Bowl Party. The event was held at the South Bay Bowling Center in Redondo Beach. The purpose was to help raise money and awareness for the New York based T.J. Martell Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation. Executivess from Music Vision, Epic Records and CBS Records hopedt to raise more than $50,000 through donations from record labels and rock artist.
The Go-Go's and other celebrities participated in the event including: John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, members of the Stray Cats, REO Speedwagon, Berlin, the Doors and Quiet Riot.
Participants each bought out a bowling lane for a $1,000 donation. Several top names performed during the festivities on a stage built in the middle of the lanes.
In deed, they raised more the $60,000!
Funds were raised by selling each of the center's 54 lanes for $1,000 to various record company's radio stations and rock groups. The fundraiser was not open to the public. Hundreds of record industry insiders were around to take additional donations. The foundation was begun by Epic Records Tony Martell whose son died of leukemia at age 21.
Since its formation we have raised nearly a quarter billion dollars in support of innovative cancer research at eight extraordinary research laboratories throughout the country. Groundbreaking progress is being made every day and I now see that a real cure is becoming much less of an impossible journey.It has been may years since the one million dollar mark was achieved - but for my beloved son T.J. and for everyone else who has undergone the experience of cancer, leukemia, or AIDS, I pledge the the T.J. Martell Foundation will not rest until a true cure is discovered.(source: TJ Martell Foundation.)
It is good to know - 31 years later, the foundation is still going strong.
April 27, 1984 - Top in Pops
Los Angeles Times
The Go-Go's Talk Show LP inches into the top 20 - at #19
May 28, 1984
Go-Go's appear on ABC's Good Morning America
May 30, 1984
Turn To You single is released
Written by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin
B-side of the single
I'm With You
written by Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin.