The Motels

City: 
Berkeley
Region: 
California
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1975-1977, 1978-1987, 1998-present

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The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", both of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached #4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis (born 1951), the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called "The Motels featuring Martha Davis" in 1998; as of 2010 she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians.

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