Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Runaways Drummer West Dies

The Runaways' drummer Sandy West died Saturday (Oct. 21).

West, who helped launch the band's career in 1975 and played with it until it dissolved in 1979, passed away after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. She was 46. The Runaways were the first all-female band to play no-frills rock'n'roll and make significant impact on the mainstream. The band, which grew up parallel to the early punk scene is best known for the hit "Cherry Bomb." Runaways guitarists Joan Jett and Lita Ford would find success in the '80s as solo artists. More Here...

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