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Lita Ford

Musician + Songwriter
Female
Born Sep 23, 1958
Age 57
Hometown London, England
Religion Atheist
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight 110 lbs (49.9 kg)...
Nationality American
High School Long Beach Polyte...

Carmelita Rossana "Lita" Ford is a British-born, American-raised rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s.

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on September 19, 1958.

TEENAGE

1975 16 Years Old In 1975, at age 16, Ford was recruited by recording impresario Kim Fowley to join the all-female rock band he was assembling called The Runaways. … Read More

TWENTIES

1979 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Ford's lead-guitar playing became an integral element of the band's sound until their eventual break-up in April 1979. … Read More
1983 24 Years Old Following the breakup of The Runaways, Ford set about launching a solo career. Her debut solo album, entitled Out for Blood, was released in 1983 and was a commercial disappointment. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old Following the failure to have her third solo album released, Ford signed with RCA Records, hired Sharon Osbourne Management, and re-emerged with a more radio-friendly pop-metal sound. In 1988, she released her most commercially successful album, the self-produced Lita. … Read More

THIRTIES

1994 35 Years Old …  Ford was married to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes in the early 1990s for a short time; the pair divorced and Ford began dating former Nitro vocalist Jim Gillette in 1994. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old Following the release of Black in 1995, Ford did not release new material until the Wicked Wonderland album almost fifteen years later.

FORTIES

2008 49 Years Old In June 2008, Ford reemerged with a new band with Stet Howland (WASP) on drums, playing several warm-up gigs under the moniker Kiss Me Deadly prior to Rocklahoma in the New York City area.

FIFTIES

2009 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2009, she toured the United States and Europe with a new line-up on her last 14 shows consisting of current Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, drummer Dennis Leeflang, and Deepfield bassist PJ Farley.
In a February 2011 radio interview, Ford acknowledged that she and Gillette were divorcing. … Read More
In 2013, Ford referred to her ex-husband as a "control freak" and commented that Gillette had turned the children against her because she had taken a trip to speak to TLC executives about the impending reality television show deal. … Read More
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