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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - 100% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Joan Jett - 71% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Joan Marie Larkin, 22 September 1958, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Jett was one of the most successful US female singers to emerge from the rock scene of the 70s. She spent most of her childhood in the Baltimore, Maryland area, where she learned guitar as a child, playing along to favourite rock ‘n’ roll records. In 1972, her family relocated to Los Angeles, wh Read more

Suzi Quatro - 49% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Susan Kay Quatrocchio, 3 June 1950, Detroit, Michigan, USA. From patting bongos at the age of seven in her father’s jazz band, she graduated to go-go dancing in a pop series on local television. With an older sister, Patti (later of Fanny) she formed the all-female Suzi Soul And The Pleasure Seekers in 1964 for engagements that included a tour of army bases in Vietnam. Read more

Lita Ford - 45% match to The Runaways

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lita Rossanna Ford, 19 September 1958, Streatham, London, England. Raised in Long Beach, California, USA, Ford was one of the original members of the Kim Fowley -conceived Runaways, first joining the band in 1975. In 1980, a disagreement within the ranks over musical direction led to the Runaways’ break-up, leaving Ford to explore a solo career on the US glam-metal circ Read more

L7 - 38% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Guitarist/vocalists Donita Sparks (8 April 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Suzi Gardner (b. 1 August 1960, Sacramento, California, USA) formed L7 in 1985, linking with Jennifer Finch (b. 5 August 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass/vocals, ex-Sugar Baby Doll) and trying several drummers, finally finding Demetra ‘Dee’ Plakas (b. 9 November 1960, Chicago, Illi Read more

The Donnas - 38% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The adoption of a shared moniker clearly alludes to a Ramones influence, but this all-female four-piece band from Palo Alto, Northern California, USA can also lay claim to influences ranging from AC/DC, Kiss and a whole host of other big-haired arena rockers. Donna A (Brett Anderson, 1979, California, USA; vocals), Donna C (b. Torrance Castellano, 1979, California, USA; drum Read more

Girlschool - 35% match to The Runaways

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The all-female UK heavy metal band had its origins in Painted Lady, founded by teenagers Enid Williams (bass/vocals) and Kim McAuliffe (13 April 1959; guitar/vocals). The remaining members of Painted Lady went on to form Tour De Force. After Kelly Johnson (b. 20 June 1958, d. 15 July 2007; guitar/vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums) had joined in 1978 the name became Girlschool Read more

Babes in Toyland - 30% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hardcore rock trio spearheaded a new wave of US female bands at the turn of the 90s. Their origins can be traced back to 1987, when Kat Bjelland (Katherine Bjelland, 8 December 1963, Salem, Oregon, USA; vocals/guitar) moved to Minneapolis. Previously, she had played in a band, Sugar Baby Doll, with Courtney Love (later of Hole) and Jennifer Finch (later of L7) in San Fr Read more

Bikini Kill - 27% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Pioneers of the 90s radical feminist musical movement named Riot Grrrl, USA’s Bikini Kill were widely perceived to be the transatlantic cousins of UK band Huggy Bear - an impression confirmed when they joined that band for a 1993 shared album that was one of the movement’s most celebrated documents. Hailing from Olympia, Washington, and featuring the haranguing voice Read more

Plasmatics - 22% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Plasmatics - 22% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Formed in 1979 in New York City, USA, the Plasmatics was a theatrical hardcore band that incorporated into its performances such violent acts as blowing up Cadillacs and chainsawing guitars in half. Assembled by and masterminded by former pornography entrepreneur Rod Swenson, the original personnel of the group included vocalist Wendy O. Williams (1949, d. 6 April 1998, Star Read more

Heart - 21% match to The Runaways

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable US rock band features the talents of sisters Ann (19 June 1951, San Diego, California, USA) and Nancy Wilson (b. 16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA). The elder sister had released two singles as Ann Wilson And The Daybreaks on a local label in 1967. After a series of unreleased demos she took her sister to Vancouver, Canada, in search of a backing ban Read more

Motley Crue - 21% match to The Runaways

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy rock band was formed in 1980 by Nikki Sixx (Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranna, 11 December 1958, San Jose, California, USA; bass) and comprised former members of several other Los Angeles-based outfits. Tommy Lee (b. Thomas Bass, 3 October 1962, Athens, Greece; drums) was recruited from Suite 19; Vince Neil (b. Vince Neil Wharton, 8 February 1961, Hollywood, Califor Read more

New York Dolls - 21% match to The Runaways

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most influential rock bands of the last 40 years, the New York Dolls predated the punk and sleaze metal movements that followed and offered a crash course in rebellion with style. Formed by a group of friends from New York’s rough Bowery district, the New York Dolls’ origins can be traced to the band Actress which featured Johnny Thunders (John Anthony G Read more

The Distillers - 21% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Guitarist/vocalist Brody Dalle (Melbourne, Australia) paid her dues on the local punk rock circuit with an obscure band, Sourpuss, before relocating to America in 1998. Shortly after arriving, she found a kindred spirit in Detroit, Michigan-based guitarist Rose Casper. Soon thereafter, the other pieces to the Distillers puzzle neatly fell into place, as Kim ‘Chi’ F Read more


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