The Runaways Feat. Joan Jett & Lita Ford (Photo Gallery)

The Runaways Featuring Joan Jett & Lita Ford Unless you have been living in a rockless world you know who the Runaways are. Just in case, I’ll refresh your memory. Not only did the Runaways launch the careers of two queens of rock, Joan Jett and Lita Ford, they were probably the first girl rock band that rocked as hard as the guys. With their sass and explosive brand of rock n roll, The Runaways became an almost instant success.

The band lasted from 1975 until 1979. Despite their short lifespan, they have left a mark on music and popular culture. Take note of the movie in theaters now. (See the Runaways move trailer over here.) This photo gallery celebrates them.

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  1. Beautiful girls with a rock star voice. First ever girl rock band to make your world go crazy. The Runaways, I salute. Great photos.

  2. Yeah great band photos you have here and I so love The Runaways..

  3. I second that! And Joan Jet went on to become one of my heroes. I’m now learning to play the Guitar, and women like her and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s guitarist) are a true inspiration to female musicians everywhere.
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  4. Oh I remember them! I was pretty young but they are a legend for sure.
    Thanks for all the great pics.

  5. I agree with you its a short lifespan of this band but they had got very good success. Even today people recall their voices. People of that time was crazy about this band.

  6. I second that! And Joan Jet went on to become one of my heroes. I’m now learning to play the Guitar, and women like her and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s guitarist) are a true inspiration to female musicians everywhere.
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Why are there not more women guitarists in bands? =-.

  7. Cool photos of The Runways! I saw the movie when it came out a month or two ago. For some reason I didn’t realize how shortlived the band was, and I also didn’t realize how huge Joan Jett was when she went solo. And I had forgotten Cherie Currie was in that move Foxes, which I saw for the first time a few years ago…
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  8. Great Runaways photos, a lot of these I have never even seen. The new movie looks pretty good, I hope I get a chance to see it in the theater. Thanks for the sharing the photos.

    ~ Tracy

  9. I saw the movie, and honestly say I like it. That’s a very interesting to have a touch into history.
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  10. Wow, the crowd is nothing but guys. Looks like some sort of burlesque show.
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  11. I saw Joan Jett perform at the Agora Ballroom in the late 80′s when I was in college and she kicked butt. But I am not so into the Runaways.
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  12. I agree with ProSincerity. I also watched the movie about them and thought it was great. I love their music, so I expected to like the movie as well. Plus, I didn’t know much about their history, so it was good learning more about them as individuals and as a group.

  13. Lita Ford of the Runaways Joins the JVC decades campaign http://bit.ly/kBRRip

  14. im l6 and i fucking love the runaways. wish i was born to have seen them in there glory.

  15. What an awesome action movie. Movie made me a great fan of Kristen and Dakota. I still love to watch this movie.
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