Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club bassist Tina Weymouth will be among the honorees inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame tonight at a gala to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Although Weymouth is originally from California, she currently resides in Fairfield, CT, making her eligible for the award. Weymouth will be inducted alongside actress Anika Noni Rose and Lucia Chase, co-founder and director of the American Ballet Theatre.
Weymouth, who formed Talking Heads with David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison while still a student at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside her bandmates in 2002. She and Frantz (her husband) also formed the side project Tom Tom Club in 1980, releasing one of the most sampled songs of all time "Genius of Love."
The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary, honors Connecticut natives or residents who have "made a significant statewide contribution to arts, athletics, business, government, philanthropy, humanities, science, education, etc." Previous inductees include Katharine Hepburn, Annie Liebowitz and Laura Nyro.
In the meantime, we can continue praying to the rock gods for a Talking Heads reunion, which, at this point, seems as likely as an ABBA reunion.