Michael Steele

Musician + Bassist + Guitarist
Born Jun 2, 1955

Michael Steele is an American bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and singer. She performed with The Bangles and numerous other bands.

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1955 Birth Born on June 2, 1955.


1975 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Steele began her professional career as Micki Steele in the teen-girl band the Runaways, one of the first all-female rock groups. Steele's stay in the Runaways was brief, leaving the band in late 1975, months before the recording of their first self-titled album.
1976 21 Years Old Steele played in many Los Angeles bands between 1976 and 1983, including the power-pop outfit Elton Duck (1979–80), an early version of Slow Children (1979), Toni and the Movers with Jack Sherman (1980 - '81), the improvisational band Nadia Kapiche (1981) and a brief period as bass player in avant-garde rock outfit Snakefinger. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old In mid-1983 Steele replaced Annette Zilinskas in the Bangles, a then little-known group. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
The Bangles 1984 debut LP All Over the Place is the band's only album with no Steele-written songs; her biggest showcase on the album is the bass solo on "Tell Me".


1986 31 Years Old Although All Over the Place was well regarded by critics, it was not a chart success. Like her bandmates, Steele only achieved popular success and fame with the 1986 release of Different Light and its hit singles "Manic Monday" (#2) and "Walk Like An Egyptian" (#1). … Read More
1988 33 Years Old A commercial success on its 1988 release, Everything would also be the Bangles' final album before their 1989 breakup. … Read More


2003 48 Years Old Despite initial brief tours in 2003, various family commitments for her bandmates meant that the band could not tour and support the album following its American release as much as Steele wished, a problem later noted by Susanna Hoffs as contributing to Steele's leaving the band in the middle of a tour.
2004 49 Years Old Although her final concert was in early 2004, her departure was not officially acknowledged until May 2005. … Read More
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