Hello from Jeanette JOY Fisher,
Years ago I saw THE MOTELS perform in Lake Arrowhead and loved the event. This video was uploaded a long time ago to Joy TV Network website. Imagine my delight when I saw their current upcoming events!
Nov 17, 2017, Breathless Resort in Punta Cana
Official music video of THE MOTELS performing Only The Lonely from the album All Four One
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THE MOTELS, a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area, are best known for Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer, each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song Total Control reached No. 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis (born January 19, 1951), the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998; as of 2017 she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians.
The first incarnation of The Motels formed in Berkeley, California, in 1971. Lisa Brenneis (bass) coaxed Dean Chamberlain (lead guitar), Chuck Wada (rhythm guitar) and Martha Davis (vocals, guitar) into forming a band (then called The Warfield Foxes). Hoping for better exposure and seeking a recording contract they made a move to Los Angeles in 1975. While in L.A., Lisa Brenneis left and the band changed its name to Angels of Mercy and then to The Motels, with both Davis and Wada contributing original songs to the repertoire.