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Birthday: January 19, 1951
Birthplace: Berkeley, California
Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure
Martha Davis began her singing career in the late 1970s.
With her own band, The Motels, she recorded "Take the L," "Only
the Lonely" and "Suddenly, Last Summer," all of which sold more
than a million copies. Now a solo artist, she is currently finishing a new
Martha Davis shot to fame in the early 80's when her L.A.-based
new wave band The Motels came into the MTV spotlight with their hit song Only
the Lonely. In 1987 (the same year which Excellent Adventure was
filmed) the band disbanded when Davis learned she had cancer. She had
recorded a solo album, Policy, and fortunately she survived her bout with
Davis reformed The Motels into a new band in 1998 and released
the album Anthologyland. The band continues to tour. Excellent
Adventure was her only film performance.
Martha Davis and the Motels performed in 2008
on TV Land's show High School Reunion, performing two of their hit songs
and currently she continues to perform with The Motels.