During their time together, they put out 5 albums: -The Runaways-Queens of Noise-Live in Japan-Waitin’ for the Night-And Now…the Runaways The band went through many lineups.The first two members were Joan Jett (rhythm guitar, vocals) and drummer Sandy West, who individually got in touch with their future manager, Kim Fowley, about forming an all-girl rock band.'For a group of young teenagers thrust into '70s rock stardom there were relationships that were bizarre, but I was not aware of this incident.Obviously Jackie's story is extremely upsetting and although we haven't spoken in decades, I wish her peace and healing.'Fuchs, who played bass for the Runaways from 1975 to 1977 under the name of Jackie Fox, told the Huffington Post that she was drugged at a New Year's Eve party during her time with the band, and was raped by the music industry heavyweight.Her mother, a former contract actor with Republic Studios, soon remarried and relocated to Indonesia with her new husband, taking her youngest child, Don, with her.Cherie and her twin sister, Marie, remained in California and moved in with an aunt, while an older sister, Sondra, struck out on her own.Faced with this new reality, and the anger and frustration they felt toward their parents, Cherie and Marie turned to rock music and the scene around it.
The 36-year-old Fowley — whom she describes as “tall, skeleton-like and looked a bit like Frankenstein but with blue eyes” — was putting together a teenage girl band, and had heard about Ford’s playing. You will become a legend.” Ford was in, and joined the Runaways along with bandmates who included rhythm guitarist Joan Larkin, who changed her name to Joan Jett.
“Toni hopped off Richie,” Ford writes, “as if to say, ‘Here, Lita.
Try mine.’ So I got in bed with Richie.” The room then turned into a scene from “Caligula.” “Holy s–t,” Ford writes in her new memoir, “Living Like a Runaway” (Dey Street). Jon recovered from puking and Aldo finally made his way into the action, and it turned into girl-on-guy fun at the Broadway Plaza Hotel.” Lita Ford was a rarity then, and now — a female solo artist in hard rock, a style of music that enthralled her early on.
No one lived larger than sexy heavy-metal guitarist and singer Lita Ford.
When Ford recorded her 1984 album, “Dancin’ on the Edge,” in New York, Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora were recording nearby, and would often hang out.
One of those bass players, Vicki Tischler-Blue, was behind another telling of The Runaways story , a 2004 documentary featuring, again, only some of the band discussing their ideas of what went down during the three years the band was together. Joan released her own book with Todd Oldham in 2010, though it was largely photos and a short oral history of herself and her career, so there was another piece, another point of view.