Good Charlotte is an American pop punk band from Waldorf, Maryland. He was trained in 1996 by twin brothers Benji and Joel Madden. The name of the group is from the book Good Charlotte: The Girls of Good Day Orphanage, written by Carol Beach York.
The founders of the group, twin brothers Joel Madden and Benji Madden, grew up in the small town of Waldorf, Maryland, "middle of nowhere" according to Benji. The twins will have the revelation by attending a concert of the Beastie Boys: III Communication tour. They formed the band in 1996 with their childhood friends Paul Thomas (bass) and Aaron Escolopio (drums). The name of the group comes from a children's book. The group gave its first concert in the cellar of a friend in front of twenty people. In the program, no cover, only personal composites "because we were really too bad to take the title of another group" jokes Joel.
The second guitarist, Billy Martin, joined them later in Annapolis (they had decided to move there, having already gained some notoriety in their city of Waldorf), after already several concerts. He noticed them during a performance, and offered to host them (the group was removed from their apartment) and then join the group>
Good Charlotte wins a springboard and appears on a local compilation with the title Can not Go On before releasing Another EP, some time later. Numerous over-the-air radio stations like WHFS> or Philadelphia's Little Things before singing and concerts with bands like Blink 182, Lit, Eve 6, Nine Days, and Bad Religion make them famous. In 1999, the band signed with Epic Records, which released their eponymous album in May 2000. The song, Little Things released as a single in 2001. During the second half of the year three new single are made from the album, The Motivation Proclamation, The Click and Festival Song.