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Vicki Calhoun


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Vicki Calhoun
Born Victoria R. Calhoun
Orange County, California, United States
Nationality American
Education Fullerton College (A.A.)
Loyola Marymount University (M.A.)
Occupation Recording artist, singer, actress
Years active 1989-present
Musical artist

Victoria R. "Vicki" Calhoun is an American recording artist, actress, and former backing vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and with rapper Young MC. Following her success as a backing vocalist, she has published her own discography and formed the Vicki Calhoun Band.[1][2] She has also been an educator and administrator in higher education.[3]

Career

Victoria R. Calhoun was born in Orange County, California.[1] Calhoun attended Laguna Road Elementary School for primary education. She attended Ladera Vista Junior High for secondary education and graduated from Fullerton Union High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Fullerton College and received an Associate degree in Liberal arts education.[3]

Following her education, she joined Orange County punk-funk band Double Freak. Calhoun became a backing vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.[4] She debuted in their album Mother's Milk in 1989, and the song Knock Me Down became number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. She was a backing vocalist on several other Mother's Milk songs.[5] In December 1992, Calhoun signed a deal with her producer Amp Fiddler along with Chrysalis/EMI Records, and published her own single Sock It to Me in February 1993. She auditioned for a part in the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.[1] After success with her discography, Calhoun started her own band called the Vicki Calhoun Band.[6]

Following her recording and singing career, Calhoun continued her higher education at Loyola Marymount University where she received her Masters of Arts in Guidance Counseling. She worked for the City of Fullerton.[3] In 2013, Calhoun ran for candidacy as a school board member for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.[7]

Discography

Music credits
Year Song/Album Artist Notes
1989 Mother's Milk Red Hot Chili Peppers Vocals (background)
1990 New Funky Nation Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Vocals (background)
1991 The Best of Times Murphy's Law Vocals (background)
1991 Rites of Passage Law & Order Vocals (background)
1992 Raggamuffin Soldier Daddy Freddy Vocals (background)
1993 Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe Fishbone Vocals (background)
1993 Sock It to Me Vicki Calhoun Original soundtrack
1996 Highperspice Weapon of Choice Vocals
1997 Good Burger Vicki Calhoun Original soundtrack
1998 Sometimes Almost Never Was Stevie Salas Vocals (background)
2000 The Best of Times / Good For Now Murphy's Law Vocals (background)
2003 Greatest Hits Red Hot Chili Peppers Vocals (background)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Boehm, Mike (11 December 1992). "Anaheim Benefit, Michigan Trip on Singer Calhoun's Itinerary". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-12-11/entertainment/ca-1893_1_vicki-calhoun. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. Kleid, Beth (18 January 1993). "Pop/rock". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1993-01-18/entertainment/ca-1328_1_rock-benefit. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Candidate for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District: Vicki R. Calhoun". Orange, Los Angeles County, California: League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. http://www.smartvoter.org/2010/11/02/ca/or/vote/calhoun_v/bio.html. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. Apter, Jeff (2005). Fornication the Red Hot Chili Peppers story. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9780857120656. 
  5. Gerard, Chris (28 September 2015). "The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s". PopMatters: pp. 1. http://www.popmatters.com/feature/the-100-greatest-alternative-singles-of-the-80s-part-1-100-81/. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  6. "Best Bets Orange County HERE AND NEAR". Los Angeles Times. 15 April 1999. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/apr/15/entertainment/ca-27785. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  7. Townsend, Adam (9 August 2013). "Eight candidates vie for seats on two Fullerton school boards". The Orange County Register. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/three-261369-fullerton-candidates.html. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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