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mar 11th
Z's School of Hard Rocks - Lesson 7 - The Runaways
 Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS - Lesson 7 - The RUNAWAYS   


THIS WEEK WE TAKE YOU BACK TO 1975 WHEN FOUR TEENAGE GIRLS GOT TOGETHER TO FORM
A BAND CALLED THE RUNAWAYS. THEY GARNERED A LOT OF MEDIA ATTENTION THANKS TO THEIR
‘JAILBAIT ON THE RUN’ GIMMICK.
   
THE RUNAWAYS WERE MORE THAN JUST A GIMMICK, THEY WERE GOOD. EACH BAND MEMBER
HAD A SPECIAL QUALITY. 
CHERIE CURRIE WAS THE LEAD VOCALIST. HER DOWNFALL AFTER THE BANDBROKE UP IN ’79 WAS DRUG ADDICTION.  HOW TOUGH OF A SINGER WAS SHE? SHE IS NOW AWOODCARVING ARTIST WHO USES A CHAIN SAW TO CREATE HER WORKS.

DRUMMER SANDY WEST HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE BEST FEMALE ROCK DRUMMER OF ALL TIME. SHE WAS A CHAIN SMOKER WHO DIED OF LUNG CANCER IN 2006 AT THE AGE OF 47.

ROSANNA FORD WAS ONE OF THE BAND’S GUITARISTS. ROSANNA FORD WOULD CHANGE HER NAME TO LITA -- LITA FORD.

AND THE OTHER GUITARIST – JOAN MARIE LARKIN WHO IDOLIZED SUZI QUARTO. SHE USED TO HANG OUT AT HOTELS WAITING TO WATCH QUATRO WALK BY. SHE EVEN IMITATED QUATRO’S SHAG HAIRCUT AND PLATFORM SHOES.  JOAN MARIE  LARKIN, WHO WOULD CHANGE HER LAST NAME TO JETT. JOAN JETT.
AND THAT STUDENTS IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE RUNAWAYS – THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S
SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.