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Claim to Fame
The Runaways, Solo career
Hard Rock, Hair Metal, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal
Sexy, Reckless, Thuggish, Rowdy
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Composer
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Carmelita Rossana Ford (born September 19, 1958) is an American rock musician and singer who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways and achieved popularity for her solo career during the 1980s. Ford was born to British father and Italian mother in London, England. She moved with her family to the United States at age 4. She began playing the guitar at age 11. Her vocal range is that of a mezzo-soprano. In 1975 at the age of 17 she joined the all-female rock band The Runaways, for whom she played lead guitar. After the group folded in 1979, she began a solo career. Her first two albums, Out for Blood and Dancin` on the Edge were moderately successful. Out For Blood featured the single "Out For Blood". Her next album Dancin` on the Edge was even more successful. It featured the single "Fire in my Heart" which reached the top 10 in several countries. The next single "Gotta Let Go" was one of Ford`s biggest hits. It reached number one on the Mainstream Rock charts. She is married to Jim Gillette, of the band Nitro. With him she has two sons, James and Rocco, with their first son James having been born on Jim and Lita`s third wedding anniversary. She was previously married to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, was engaged to Black Sabbath leader/guitarist Tony Iommi in the mid-1980s and before that dated Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.
Couple Profile Source
Long Beach Polytechnic High, Long Beach, California
Full Name at Birth
Carmelita Rossana Ford
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Harry Leonard Ford
Isabella "Lisa" Ford
James Gillette (son), Rocco Gillette (son)
Sports A Large Dragon Tattoo On Her Right Shoulder
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Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Sandy West, Jackie Fox
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American rock guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
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www.facebook.com/litaofficial, www.litafordonline.com/, www.nndb.com/people/645/000025570/
Music Genre (Text)
Glam metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass
Mercury, RCA, JLRG Entertainment, SPV/Steamhammer
The Runaways, Joan Jett, Ozzy Osbourne, Cherie Currie
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