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Music Storytellers - VOL 8 - LITA FORD
Today's feature was requested by JENX63

Music Storytellers - VOL 8 - LITA FORD Photo 
Lita Ford - Lita Ford’s band The Runaways released their self-titled debut album in 1976. With their punkish sound, provocative stage outfits and rebellious lyrics, the band shocked many in the rock world. After the Runaways broke up in 1979, Ford pushed the envelope again by breaking into the traditionally male genre of heavy metal, finding success in the 1980s with songs such as “Kiss Me Deadly.”


Born on September 19, 1958, in London, England, Ford learned to play guitar around the age of 10 or 11. She joined her first band as a teenager, performing at local parties in Long Beach, California. In 1975, Ford auditioned for what would become the all-girl rock band The Runaways. She impressed guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett and drummer Sandy West with her musical skills, and they made her the group's lead guitarist. Cherie Curie served as the group's lead singer and Jackie Fox played the bass.

The Runaways released their self-titled debut album in 1976. With their punkish sound, provocative stage outfits, and rebellious lyrics, the band shocked and confused many in the rock world. Other bands and some critics did not take them seriously because of their young age and their gender. The group was groundbreaking for the time, and American audiences weren't sure what to make of them. In Japan, however, The Runaways enjoyed some success.

After The Runaways broke up in 1979, Ford branched out on her own. She continued to push the envelope, trying to break into the traditionally male genre of heavy metal. In 1983, Ford released her first solo album, Out for Blood, in 1983. This first recording failed to catch on, but she started to build a following with her next few efforts.

Ford had her greatest success to date with 1988's Lita, which featured four hits, including "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Falling In and Out of Love." She broke into the pop top ten with the ballad "Close My Eyes Forever"—a duet with former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne. She released a few more albums, but she did not achieve the same level of success.

For a time, Ford stepped out of the spotlight. She married Jim Gillette from the band Nitro in 1994. (Ford had been previously married to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes.) The couple eventually had two sons together, and Ford devoted herself to her family. She home-schooled her children for a number of years.

In 2009, Ford released her first studio album in more than a decade. She had worked on Wicked Wonderland with her husband. That same year, Ford returned to touring, appearing with the heavy metal band Queensryche.

Ford also attracted some attention for her past efforts in 2010 as a film about her former group, The Runaways, was released. Scout Taylor-Compton played a fictionalized version of Ford in the movie. The filmmakers did not secure the rights to Ford's life story. In interviews, Ford has ruled any possible reunion with her former bandmates.

In early 2011, news broke that Ford and her husband had split after 16 years together. She, however, found some inspiration in her personal difficulties. Ford's "really ugly divorce" has informed some of the songs on her next album, The Healing, which she hopes to release soon

Source -
http://www.biography.com/people/lita-ford-17169494?page=2

 

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#10 | 827 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Damn.  Lita was a ho.  
She just had a looooooooooot of love to give
  
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#1 | 827 days ago

Bands and Artists will be featured every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Today's feature was requested be JENX63.

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#2 | 827 days ago

Didn't she have a song called (winging it here) "Shot of Poison"?  Or something like that?  I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I remember having the cassette single for it, hehe.  
I thought she dated Ozzy back in the day.

(This might be the most muddled clusterf**k of a post of the decade.  I rock ... no pun.)
#3 | 827 days ago

 I forgot all about Lita Ford. I still have the Out for Blood record.

(Yeah, I'm old)
#4 | 827 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
janet011685 wrote:
Didn't she have a song called (winging it here) "Shot of Poison"?  Or something like that?  I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I remember having the cassette single for it, hehe.  
I thought she dated Ozzy back in the day.

(This might be the most muddled clusterf**k of a post of the decade.  I rock ... no pun.)
She did!  It was on the KISS ME DEADLY CD.

Gotta love for destruction 
Gotta feel for danger tonight 
Hey, Mr. Moonlight wontcha follow me down 
I need the company 
Everybody tells me you're no good 
That's all right with me 

Gimme one shot of poison 
A little twist is all I need 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Sets me free 
Come on baby, poison me 

Gotta hunger for fatal attraction 
I'm savin' all my passion for you 
I gotta heartbreak habit that I can't kick 
Only you can ease the pain 
I'm a midnight animal tryin' to score 
Before I go insane 

Gimme me one shot of poison 
A little twist is all I need 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Sets me free 
One shot of poison 
A little taste of paradise 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Satisfies 
Give me one last kiss before I die 

I'm flyin' high 
On your love, tonight, baby 

One shot of poison 
A little twist is all I need 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Sets me free 
One shot of poison 
A little taste of paradise 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Satisfies 

One shot of poison 
Cme on, baby, poison me 
One drop of your sweet poison 
Sets me free 
One shot  
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#5 | 827 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Didn't she have a song called (winging it here) "Shot of Poison"?  Or something like that?  I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I remember having the cassette single for it, hehe.  
I thought she dated Ozzy back in the day.

(This might be the most muddled clusterf**k of a post of the decade.  I rock ... no pun.)
 She also dated Lemmy from Motorhead and Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath.
#6 | 827 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
Lobotomy Jones wrote:
 I forgot all about Lita Ford. I still have the Out for Blood record.

(Yeah, I'm old)
You and me both (being old)!

I owned the Kiss Me Deadly Album from 1988  (hahaha)    and saw her and a band called BLACK  & BLUE open up for Yngwie Malmsteen at the Aragon Ballroom back in 1988.


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#7 | 827 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
 She also dated Lemmy from Motorhead and Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath.
And NIKKI SIXX from MOTLEY CRUE.
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#8 | 827 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Didn't she have a song called (winging it here) "Shot of Poison"?  Or something like that?  I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I remember having the cassette single for it, hehe.  
I thought she dated Ozzy back in the day.

(This might be the most muddled clusterf**k of a post of the decade.  I rock ... no pun.)
They sing "If I close my eyes forever" their voices sound good together. Google it when you have time
#9 | 827 days ago

Damn.  Lita was a ho.  
#10 | 827 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Damn.  Lita was a ho.  
She just had a looooooooooot of love to give
#11 | 827 days ago

Big hair always looked better on women. But I'll always remember her as a Runaway.

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#12 | 827 days ago
unopescatore (+)

I am a fan:

LITA FORD
#13 | 827 days ago

When will Lita be featured in TOTD?
#14 | 827 days ago

Thanks Nick she is one of my favs.
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#15 | 827 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Thanks Nick she is one of my favs.
Thank you!

and

You're welcome! 
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#16 | 827 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Damn.  Lita was a ho.  
Groupies is what we called them, cool then, not so much now. (sighs, the good old days)
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#17 | 814 days ago

 yuck
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#18 | 814 days ago

derms33 wrote:
 yuck
Hey now, what's wrong with Lita?
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#19 | 814 days ago
John_Daly (+)

Wow, at first I thought you were talking about "Willa Ford".  That was a close one.  
#20 | 814 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Hey now, what's wrong with Lita?
you got a pen and paper? If you kiss her, its deadly
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#21 | 814 days ago

derms33 wrote:
you got a pen and paper? If you kiss her, its deadly
Not saying I want her to be my girlfriend, its the music.
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#22 | 814 days ago

John_Daly wrote:
Wow, at first I thought you were talking about "Willa Ford".  That was a close one.  
I had to go look up who that was!

HOLY HELL!    
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#23 | 729 days ago

Kiss me once
Kiss me twice...
Come on pretty baby kiss me deadly!

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