Former THE RUNAWAYS Singer Reconnects With LITA FORD After More Than 30 Years

Former THE RUNAWAYS vocalist Cherie Currie has posted the following message on her Facebook page:

“I’ve had this recurring dream. It started about 25 years ago and in this dream I was sitting with a woman I had spent my teenaged years with, been through a lot with. We would talk, just ‘be’ and the dreams were so full of happiness, anticipation and this need to tell her what she meant to me.., how proud I was of her and what we had done together. That I loved her.

“I had that very dream again three weeks ago only to awaken to the realization that again, it was only a dream.

“Three days ago, I spoke to someone that knew this woman as I did back then and who had recently spent time with her after so many years. I told this mutual friend how I wished I could have that opportunity and how much it would mean to me. She offered to reach out on my behalf and pass along what I had waited so long to say.
The following day what felt like a miracle happened. I received an amazing email from this long-lost friend I have dreamed of all these years and she was as happy to hear that I wanted to see her as I was that she would want to see me.

“Tonight, that dream came true. It was joyful, sometimes tearful, yet so exhilarating and full of love. Just the two of us, feeling like teenagers again but with the maturity that 30+ years can bring, what life, being mothers will bring. We talked about our kids, our lives and our dream of doing together again what we had done so well as kids.

“She is everything and more than I could have imagined and I get to see her (my friend) again tomorrow night, introduce her to my son, Jake, and cheer her on.

“I no longer have to dream. I am now living that dream.

“I want to thank the mutual friend that brought us together, Joan Jett. And the long lost sister I have waited 30+ years for? Lita Ford.

“Yeah. Dreams DO come true. (Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t happen.)”

In 2010, the movie “The Runaways” was released starring Kristen Stewart of “Twilight” fame as singer Joan Jett. The band formed in 1975, with Ford on lead guitar. She was 16 at the time.

When asked about a possible reunion of THE RUNAWAYS, which broke up in 1979, Ford told the Naperville Sun, “I would love it [if a THE RUNAWAYS reunion were to happen]. I can’t answer that question, but I would love it,” she said. “We were ahead of our time. Now, people are realizing we were ahead of our time. We inspired so many different artists, and not just girls.”

“The Runaways” was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who is best known for directing music videos by such artists as DAVID BOWIE, MARILYN MANSON, and SHERYL CROW.

Jett previously explained THE RUNAWAYS breakup to an interviewer, “I think it all really came down to musical differences. A couple of the girls wanted to go in a heavier direction and I wanted to stay with mainstream rock ‘n’ roll and punk rock. I was like, ‘OK. Let’s just say goodbye.'”

 

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