Born: 11 January 1958 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. Vicki Peterson is an American musician and guitarist. In 1981, she founded The Bangs, later renamed The Bangles, with her younger sister Debbi Peterson
, and Susanna Hoffs
. After The Bangles disbanded in 1989, Peterson joined the Continental Drifters and The Psycho Sisters, in both cases alongside Susan Cowsill. In addition to performing their own material, The Psycho Sisters freelanced as celebrity backing singers (Steve Wynn's 'Fluorescent' and Giant Sand's 'Center of the Universe'). Peterson has also contributed harmony vocals to recordings by the Hoodoo Gurus, John Doe, Tom Petty and Belinda Carlisle. Additionally, she replaced a pregnant Charlotte Caffey on the 1994–95 Go-Go's reunion tour.