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Suzi Quatro - 43% 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

Joan Jett - 39% 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

Lita Ford - 24% 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

Nick Gilder - 23% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1951, London, England. Gilder is best known for the 1978 hit ‘Hot Child In The City’, which reached number 1 in the US. Gilder moved to Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 10 and after leaving high school formed a band called Rasputin. This band eventually became known as Sweeney Todd, and they charted in the US with their 1976 single ‘Roxy Roller Read more

The Donnas - 23% 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

Hole - 19% match to The Runaways

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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US alternative rock band fronted by the effervescent Courtney Love (Courtney Michelle Harrison, 9 July 1964, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals/guitar). An ex-stripper and actress, who had minor roles in Alex Cox’s Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell, and participated in formative line-ups of Babes In Toyland and Faith No More in an incarnation that only reached the Read more

Girlschool - 15% 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

L7 - 13% 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 Distillers - 12% 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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