Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American rock band, 4 Non Blondes.
4 Non Blondes was an American rock band that was formed in 1989 in San Francisco, California by Linda Perry (vocals), Christa Hillhouse (bass), Shaunna Hall (guitar) and Wanda Day (drums).
4 Non Blondes gained traction at a time when record companies were looking for authentic female rockers who could translate to the pop realm. The band's 'What's Up' was the first Top 40 hit by an openly lesbian group.
The song 'What's Up' got a lot of play on MTV, which was still playing videos at the time, and the clip helped the album sell more than 6 million copies.
Another interesting fact is that the title of the song is not in the lyrics. The chorus refrain is "What's Going On," but that is the name of a 1971 Marvin Gaye classic song, so the band decided to call the song "What's Up."
In 1994, Linda Perry left the band in order to begin a solo career, and the remaining members of the band disbanded shortly thereafter.
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