Category: lita ford

The Runaways backstage at CBGB, August 2 1976,…

The Runaways backstage at CBGB, August 2 1976, by Richard E. Aaron/Getty

Joan Jett and Lita Ford, The Runaways, 1977, b…

Joan Jett and Lita Ford, The Runaways, 1977, by Jenny Lens

The Runaways (Joan Jett, Jackie Fox, Lita Ford…

The Runaways (Joan Jett, Jackie Fox, Lita Ford) at CBGB, August 2, 1975, by Richard E. Aaron

Lita Ford, The Runaways,  via

Lita Ford, The Runaways,  via

The Runaways: Lita Ford and Sandy West at reco…

The Runaways: Lita Ford and Sandy West at record store signing(s). I have no idea if it’s the same one, and I haven’t been able to find anything else about them – but it feels like these belong together. My edits of sources here  and here

Lita Ford, 1976, my edit of original via

Lita Ford, 1976, my edit of original via

The sun will come out right fucking now, dammi…

The sun will come out right fucking now, dammit! Lita Ford swings into the after party for a benefit performance of “Annie”, raising money for the Park Century School in Century City, CA October Oct. 4, 1978, my edit of original via historylovers.

That’s probably a lot more than needs saying about that photo, and yet not nearly enough!

Sandy West and Lita Ford in Los Angeles, Septe…

Sandy West and Lita Ford in Los Angeles, September 1976. 

It’s easy to forget how VERY young they were sometimes! This was the same month that Lita turned 18, so she might still be 17 here, as Sandy definitely is. Girls, yes, but Queens of Noise!

PS. We rightly talk about Joan Jett first when we talk about The Runaways, and forever shall, but these two are the virtuosos, imo. Lita is still one of the finest shredders on any stage, and Sandy’s influence is still being heard in every drummer of every gender on the glam-metal-punk continuum.

PPS. The dude in stripes to the left of Sandy that we see part of is Rick Derringer of “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” fame, and on right, the legendary purveyor of new sounds and general debauchery, Rodney Bingenheimer.

Lita Ford rocking Spidey, a Marvel herself

Lita Ford rocking Spidey, a Marvel herself

Lita Ford, The Runaways

Lita Ford, The Runaways