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Juliana Hatfield

"Juliana Hatfield" (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies.

The daughter of ''The Boston Globe'' fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band X, which proved a life-changing experience http://www.blakebabies.com/archive/jul_mm93.htm. She was also attracted to the music of more mainstream artists like Olivia Newton-John http://www.julianahatfield.com/background/background.html and The Police http://www.julianahatfield.com/background/goldstarsnotes.html, perhaps explaining the dialectic in her later music between sweet, melodic "pop" songs and more hard rock oriented material. Visualizing herself as a singer since her high school years, Hatfield sang in school choirs and briefly played in a cover band called The Squids, which played Queen and Rush songs http://www.blakebabies.com/archive/everett.htm.

Following her graduation from Duxbury High School, where she wa...

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