An american, hot-ass, all-girl rock'n'roll band lasting from 1975 - 1979.
The most famus line-up was 16-year old Joan Jett (electric guitarist), 15-year old Cherie Currie (singer), 17-year old Lita Ford (lead guitarist), 16-year old Sandy West (drummer) and 16-year old Jackie Fox (bassist).
Micki Steele, Laurie McAllister, Peggy Foster and Vicki Blue have also been bassists for the band.
Although in late 1977, Cherie Currie left the band and instead Joan Jett became the singer.
The band was formed in 1975 by Sandy West, Joan Jett and producer Kim Fowley, and as the other girls joined they soon released their debut album.
The Runaways released 5 records and one live album: The Runaways, Queens of Noise, Waitin' For The Night, And Now... The Runaways, Flaming Schoolgirls and Live in Japan.
The Runaways were never really big in the US but huge in Japan. Their most famous songs are Cherry Bomb, Queens of Noise, Neon Angels (On the Road to Ruin), Rock n Roll and Born to be Bad.
The Runaways is also a movie about the band, but mostly about Joan and Cherie. The movie is directed by Floria Sigismondi, Kristen Stewart plays Joan and Dakota Fanning Cherie. Overall the movie has gotten very good reviews.
My favorites by The Runaways are Dead End Justice, You Drive Me Wild and I Wanna Be Where The Boys are!