Lita Ford

Lita Ford

Lita Ford (born Carmelita Rossanna Ford on September 19, 1958 in London, U.K.) is a hard rock singer and guitarist who achieved popularity during the 1980s. Ford was born in London but is of Italian heritage. She moved with her family to the United States while still very young. She began playing the guitar at age 11. In 1976 at the age of 17 she became one of the founding members of the legendary teenage all-female proto-punk-metal band The Runaways. There she played lead guitar.

Vintage Magazines with Lita Ford

Screamer Magazine March 1988

Screamer Magazine March 1988
Issue: March 1988. Featuring: MSG. Also Included Aerosmith, Dokken, Jailhouse, Lizzy Borden, D'Molls, and Much More.

Articles with Lita Ford

LITA FORD – Rockin’ like a Runaway!

Lita Ford is associated with being the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band called, The Runaways, who stormed to commercial success with their song Cherry Bomb, which appeared on their self-titled debut album back in 1976.  That is something to be proud of in its own right, but Ford has gone on from the… Read more »


Lita Ford Appearing at Dean Markley NAMM 2013 Booth

Dean Markley announces a meet and greet opportunity with Lita Ford at 12:00PM Thursday on January 24th, at booth # 2710 during this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California. A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female… Read more »


LITA FORD – Rocks Southern California LIVE – Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

During the late 70s, a very young Lita Ford and The Runaways carved a path and set the stage for all other female rockers to follow.   Ford’s popularity gained momentum during the 80s when her solo career took off in the rock and metal world; her music was in heavy rotation on radio and… Read more »


Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway

Lita Ford began her rise to fame as the lead guitarist in the all-girl rock band, The Runaways, and went on to pursue a solo career after the band broke up in 1979.  Ford’s most notable success came in 1988, while under the management of Sharon Osbourne, releasing Lita, which included the hits, Kiss Me… Read more »


You Can Lita Ford To Guitars…

When most teenage girls were aspiring to become prom queen, preparing for their driver’s license, and confined to classrooms, 17-year-old Lita Ford was already crowned Queen of Noise, riding in limousines, and taking lessons from the school of life as lead guitarist and “eldest” member of the groundbreaking, hard-rocking, all-female Runaways.  Now, more than 3… Read more »


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