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About Martha Davis

Martha Emily Davis (born January 19, 1951) is an American rock and new wave singer-songwriter from Berkeley, California. She is most famous for being the lead singer of the band The Motels, but has also made several solo albums, contributed many songs to motion pictures, been on television, and worked onstage with Teatro ZinZanni.

Martha Emily Davis was born on January 19, 1951, in Berkeley, California.She was the second child, as her parents had adopted older sister Janet.[2][3] Davis' father was an administrator at the University of California, Berkeley, and her mother had worked as a kindergarten teacher in Berkeley. Growing up in a household that was both conservative and Bohemian, Davis began taking guitar and ballet lessons at the age of 8. Davis recounted that her love of music not only came from her parents, but also from a babysitter (a law student at the time) who eventually became a renowned judge: Thelton Henderson.

At the age of 15, upon discovering that she was pregnant, Davis dropped out during her freshman year of high school.She entered into a hasty marriage with the child's father, Ronnie Paschell, a 17-year-old whom she had been dating since the age of 12.Paschell enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after the nuptials.The young couple then embarked on a new life at an airbase in Tampa, Florida.