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Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim [=McAuliffe=] and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]] The band parted ways with original bassist Enid Williams (again), and recruited Tracey Lamb (again) in 2019.

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Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim [=McAuliffe=] and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]] 2007. The band parted ways with original bassist Enid Williams (again), and recruited Tracey Lamb (again) in 2019.


Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim [=McAuliffe=], Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]]

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Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim [=McAuliffe=], Enid Williams [=McAuliffe=] and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]]
]] The band parted ways with original bassist Enid Williams (again), and recruited Tracey Lamb (again) in 2019.



* Enid Williams bass guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - 1982, 1990 - 1991, 2000 - present)

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* Enid Williams bass guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - 1982, 1990 - 1991, 2000 - present)2019)




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* Tracey Lamb - bass guitar (1987 - 1991, 1992 - 2000, 2019 - present)


[[caption-width-right:225: The classic 1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, Kelly Johnson.]]

Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]]

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[[caption-width-right:225: The classic 1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Kim McAuliffe, [=McAuliffe=], Enid Williams, Kelly Johnson.]]

Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the world's longest running all-female rock band.]] They boast a global cult following and remain an influence and role model for many female rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim McAuliffe, [=McAuliffe=], Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still part of the band. In fact, the only reason the full original lineup is no more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.]]



* Kim McAuliffe rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - present)

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* Kim McAuliffe [=McAuliffe=] rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - present)



* VocalTagTeam: McAuliffe, Williams, and Johnson.

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* VocalTagTeam: McAuliffe, [=McAuliffe=], Williams, and Johnson.


Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are the [[LongRunner longest running all-female rock band]], still active after more than 35 years. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are an inspiration for many female rock musicians. Despite frequent changes of line-up, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still in the band. The only original member no longer in the band, lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson, died of cancer in 2007.

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Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them [[LongRunners the [[LongRunner world's longest running all-female rock band]], still active after more than 35 years. band.]] They maintain boast a worldwide global cult following and are remain an inspiration influence and role model for many female rock musicians. Despite frequent changes rockers, both professional and amateur. In spite of line-up, suffering a bad case of RevolvingDoorBand, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still in part of the band. The In fact, the only reason the full original member lineup is no longer in the band, more is due to lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson, died of Johnson's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death from cancer in 2007.
2007.]]


[[caption-width-right:225: The 1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Enid Williams, Kim McAuliffe, Kelly Johnson.]]

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[[caption-width-right:225: The classic 1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, Kim McAuliffe, Kelly Johnson.]]


[[caption-width-right:225: The founding members in 1982.]]

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[[caption-width-right:225: The founding members in 1982.1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Enid Williams, Kim McAuliffe, Kelly Johnson.]]




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* Kelly Johnson - lead guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2000, died 2007)



* DeadpanSnarker: "Yeah Right".



* NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal: The most famous all-female example.

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* DrivingSong: "Hit and Run".
* HardRock
* NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal: The most famous all-female example.example.
* VocalTagTeam: McAuliffe, Williams, and Johnson.


* Demolition (1980)
* Hit and Run (1981)
* Screaming Blue Murder (1982)
* Play Dirty (1983)
* Running Wild (1985)
* Nightmare at Maple Cross (1986)
* Take a Bite (1988)
* Girlschool (1992)
* 21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent (2002)
* Believe (2004)
* Legacy (2008)
* Hit and Run Revisited (2011)
* Guilty as Sin (2015)

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* Demolition ''Demolition'' (1980)
* Hit ''Hit and Run Run'' (1981)
* Screaming ''Screaming Blue Murder Murder'' (1982)
* Play Dirty ''Play Dirty'' (1983)
* Running Wild ''Running Wild'' (1985)
* Nightmare ''Nightmare at Maple Cross Cross'' (1986)
* Take ''Take a Bite Bite'' (1988)
* Girlschool ''Girlschool'' (1992)
* 21st ''21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent Innocent'' (2002)
* Believe ''Believe'' (2004)
* Legacy ''Legacy'' (2008)
* Hit ''Hit and Run Revisited Revisited'' (2011)
* Guilty ''Guilty as Sin Sin'' (2015)

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[[caption-width-right:225: The founding members in 1982.]]

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Often considered the DistaffCounterpart to Music/{{Motorhead}}, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal was taking form. They are the [[LongRunner longest running all-female rock band]], still active after more than 35 years. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are an inspiration for many female rock musicians. Despite frequent changes of line-up, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still in the band. The only original member no longer in the band, lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson, died of cancer in 2007.

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!!Principal Members

* Kim McAuliffe rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - present)
* Enid Williams bass guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - 1982, 1990 - 1991, 2000 - present)
* Jackie Chambers lead guitar, backing vocals (2000 - present)
* Denise Dufort drums (1978 - present)

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!!Studio Discography:

* Demolition (1980)
* Hit and Run (1981)
* Screaming Blue Murder (1982)
* Play Dirty (1983)
* Running Wild (1985)
* Nightmare at Maple Cross (1986)
* Take a Bite (1988)
* Girlschool (1992)
* 21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent (2002)
* Believe (2004)
* Legacy (2008)
* Hit and Run Revisited (2011)
* Guilty as Sin (2015)

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!!This band provides examples of:

* DistaffCounterpart: Often considered this to Music/{{Motorhead}}, if the ''St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' EP shared with them is anything to go by.
* NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal: The most famous all-female example.

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