Posted from the web by megarock on August 5, 2018
5th August 1975, Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways released four studio albums, among its best known songs: ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Queens of Noise’ and a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock n Roll’. More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/runaways
On this day 21st Oct 2006, American musician, singer, songwriter, and drummer Sandy West died. West was a founding member (with Joan Jett) of all girl group The Runaways, and hailed by fans and critics alike to be one of the most groundbreaking drummers in rock and roll history.
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