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The classic 1978-1982 lineup. From left to right: Denise Dufort, Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, Kelly Johnson.
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Often considered the Distaff Counterpart to Motörhead, Girlschool formed in 1978 right around the time the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was taking form. They are still going strong after more than 35 years, making them 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 Revolving Door Band, 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 death from 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)
  • Kelly Johnson - lead guitar, lead and backing vocals (1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2000, died 2007)


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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