|Lita Ford was one of the original members of the Kim Fowley-conceived Runaways, first joining the band at age 15. In 1980 a disagreement within the ranks over musical direction led to the Runaways' break-up, leaving Ford to explore a solo career on the US glam metal circuit (initially subsidized by her day job as a beautician). Her debut album was recorded for Mercury Records with the assistance of Neil Merryweather on bass, though it was Ford's guitar playing that took centre stage. Dancin' On The Edge made a minor impact on the US album charts, reaching number 66, although it was a less slick collection. Almost four years later in 1988 came Lita. Housed on RCA Records (a third album for MCA, The Bride Wore Black, had been abandoned), it reached the Top 30 and spawned the US number 12 hit, "Kiss Me Deadly" (April 1988), plus a Top 10 hit with a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, "Close My Eyes Forever' (March 1989). She later married W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, although the marriage did not last. Stiletto continued to display Ford's commitment to the formula rock format prevalent At the time.|
Lita Ford & Ed Roman
Backstage At The Vegas Rock Awards
Photo By The One And Only Fabulous Sally Steele
"Vegas Rocks Magazine"