Blogging From A-Z Challenge: R is for The Runaways


Inspiration / Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Welcome to Day 18 of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series.

If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post.

Now, onto the letter R. . .

The Runaways

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The Runaways were an all-female teen rock band, and while they were only around for a short time, they produced some of the most amazing female musicians in rock music.

The Runaways went through a few musicians in their short time. They started out as a trio in the late ’70s with Sandy West, Joan Jett, and Micki Steele, who would later become the bassist for The Bangles. They began playing clubs around L.A. and soon added guitarist Lita Ford. Steele was fired and replaced by Peggy Foster, who would leave the group just a month later. Cherie Currie was then added as lead singer and Jackie Fox as the bassist.

In just five years, the band released four studio albums, which included their hit single “Cherry Bomb”. While they were never a huge success in the U.S., the Runaways became a hit in Japan, thanks to “Cherry Bomb.”

The Runaways on A Deadly Melody’s playlist

There are quite a few songs that pop up on my A Deadly Melody playlist and throughout the entire Fallen Rockstar series that feature members of The Runaways:

Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock and Roll”, “Bad Reputation”, and “Crimson and Clover”; Micki and The Bangles’ “Manic Monday”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”, and “If She Knew What She Wants”; Lita Ford’s “Back To The Cave”, “Falling in and out of Love”, “Under The Gun”, “Broken Dreams”, and “Black Widow”; of course The Runaways own hit, “Cherry Bomb” are all included on my novel playlist.

You can listen to Joan, Micki, Lita, and all of the singers from the A-Z Challenge on my Spotify playlist below:

Missed a day? Check out the entire A-Z Challenge list, here.

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