Year of birth : 1975
Age: 40 years
Place of birth : Los Angeles, California, USA
Citizenship : United States
BiographyThe Group was formed at the end of 1975, the shock worker Sandy West (Sandy West) and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett (Joan Jett), after they were brought producer Kim Fowley (Kim Fowley). When Jett and West sang, they invited Foley to look at the result, and after the producer began to help the girls look for other group members.
American rock`Runaways` group consisted entirely of girls. She appeared and performed in the second half of 1970. The group has released four studio albums and one live album. Among the most famous songs of `Runaways`:` Cherry Bomb`, `Queens of Noise`,` Neon Angels On the Road to Ruin`, `Dead End Justice` and a cover version of ` Rock n Roll` rockGroup `The Velvet Underground`. The girls have not achieved great success in the US, but became a sensation in Japan, thanks to the hit single `Cherry Bomb`.
The Group was formed at the end of 1975, the shock worker Sandy West (Sandy West) and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett (Joan Jett), after they were brought producer Kim Fowley (Kim Fowley).When Jett and West sang, they invited Foley to look at the result, and after the producer began to help the girls look for other group members.
Starting his career with the trio, along with singer and bass guitarist Mickey Steele (Micki Steele), a group `Runaways` performed at parties and clubs in Los Angeles County (Los Angeles).Soon, the girl added lead guitarist Lita Ford (Lita Ford), who originally auditioned for the bass. Steele left the group to work together with the later rocker from `The Bangles`, local and bassist Peggy Foster (Peggy Foster) replaced it on the bass just a month before dropping ` Runaways`.The local nightclub `Sugar Shack` women have found a new singer Cherie Currie (Cherie Currie), but for a bass guitar started to answer Fox Jackie (Jackie Fox).
At the time of the birth of the quintet `Runaways` all its participants were minors. In 1976-m band signed with the label `Mercury Records` and soon released the debut album ` The Runaways`. Rockers toured the United States and played at different venues. They headlined the concert `Cheap Trick`,` Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers` and `Van Halen`.
Scenic image of `Runaways` made a lot of noise.Curry preferred to act in underwear, however, and the other girls would easily satisfy sexual fantasies aging music managers. The band`s songs touched on the topic of sex and alcohol, that America at that time was something new. The album `The Runaways` from a commercial point of view, was not successful ,and the press quickly dubbed sekspluatatsionnoy girls team, stunt Foley scandal.
Following the release of their second album, `Queens of Noise` 1977, the band embarked on a world tour. In summer, the girls got to Japan, where tickets for their performances were sold out overnight.Group by its popularity among Japanese appreciative audience conceded only three teams : `ABBA`,` Kiss` and `Led Zeppelin`. The girls were not even ready for the onslaught of fans who greeted them at the airport. Massovayaisteriya, which subsequently told guitarist Jett, was akin to ` bitlomanii`. After this reaction, the group released the album `Runaways` ` Live in Japan`, which in Japan was ` zolotoy` status.
In the wake of the success of sexy rocker did not last long. Fox left the group, and then followed suit Curry, constantly quarrel with Foley. For lead vocals since Jett responded, and in the recording of the third album ,`Waiting for the Night`, participated Vicki Blue (Vicki Blue). Ultimately, Foley refused `Runaways`, including due to financial disputes, and has ceased to be the manager of the group.
Informal leadership Jett, who did not like the classic hard rock and heavy metal, like the West, and Ford, has strengthened the conflict within the group. New album,`And Now. .. The Runaways`, originally generally only released in Japan and Europe. Finally, the band due to health problems left the Blue, which was replaced by Laurie McAllister (Laurie McAllister), and in 1979 the team dropped Jett.
Group `Runaways` played their last concert in New Year`s Eve 1978, at the indoor stadium of ` Cow Palace`, near SanFrancisco (San Francisco), and in April 1979 formally dissolved.
Biopic `The Runaways` (Rus ` Raneveys`.) , Where Dakota Fanning (Dakota Fanning) has played Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart (Kristen Stewart) - Joan Jett came out in 2010.