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Encyclopedia > Lita Ford
Lita Ford
Born September 23, 1958 (1958-09-23) (age 49) London, England
Genre(s) Glam metal
Hard rock
Punk rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Years active 1975 – present
Label(s) Mercury Records
RCA Records
Associated
acts
The Runaways
Website http://www.therunaways.com

Lita Ford (born September 23, 1958) is a rock musician who achieved high popularity during the 1980s. is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... This article is about the 1970s band. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

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Biography

Ford was born Carmelita Rosanna Ford in London, England. She moved with her family to the United States while still very young. She began playing the guitar at age 11. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ...


Her vocal range is that of a mezzo-soprano.[1] A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that...


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, for whom she played lead guitar. Punk metal (also known as Crossover thrash) is an umbrella term used to describe music that fuses elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal. ... This article is about the 1970s band. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ...


After the group folded in 1979, she began a solo career. Her guitar playing was well respected amongst her peers, both when she was a member of The Runaways and as a solo act. During her solo years Lita endorsed B.C. Rich guitars; she was iconically sporting Mockingbird and Bich double-neck models, becoming a trademark of her visual appearance. Her first two albums, Out For Blood and Dancin' on the Edge were relatively successful, and in 1985, Ford was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance for "Gotta Let Go", along with Wendy O. Williams and Pia Zadora. B.C. Rich use unusual shapes for their guitars, like this Warlock B.C. Rich is a manufacturer of guitars and bass guitars. ... For other uses, see Out for Blood (disambiguation). ... Dancin On The Edge is Lita Fords second solo album. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Wendy O. Williams W.O.W. album, produced by Gene Simmons in 1984. ... Pia Zadora (born May 4, 1954) is an American actress and singer. ...


Nothing was heard from Ford for the next four years; a follow-up to Dancin' on the Edge, titled The Bride Wore Black, was abandoned and never released, as Ford switched from Mercury Records to RCA Records. By the time Ford returned again, the lighter pop-metal she had long favored had broken through to mainstream audiences, which set the stage for her most commercially successful album, 1988's Lita. With Sharon Osbourne as her manager, and slickly produced by Mike Chapman, the album featured Ford's first commercial hit, the #12 "Kiss Me Deadly". Its follow-up ballad, a duet with Sharon's husband Ozzy Osbourne entitled "Close My Eyes Forever", provided both artists with their first Top Ten single. Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed Lita is a performer in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... The Brothers Chaps are Mike Chapman and Matt Chapman (b. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


Lemmy of Motörhead (whom she'd met in 1975 when she was with the Runaways) was in LA staying at the Park Sunset hotel when Lita Ford came in the hotel and told him she needed songs. Lemmy wrote the song "Can't Catch Me" there and then for her (he wrote it as a twelve-bar, but she didn't record it that way). Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister on December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Willis, Lemmy Kilmister, and Lemmy von Motörhead), is an English singer and bass guitarist, most famous for being the founding member of the heavy metal band Motörhead. ... This article is about the band. ...


Lita Ford was married to Chris Holmes (from W.A.S.P.) from June 1990 to July 1991. She has been romantically involved with Nikki Sixx, Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Hurricane / ASIA drummer Jay Schellen, and finally, with successful business man and former bodybuilder Jimmy Tavis of Lostboys, Odin and The Anti Social. Chris Holmes (Christopher John Holmes) is a musician who was born June 23, 1958 in Glendale, California and grew up in La Cañada, California. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. ... Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Jay Schellen (born 20 May 1960, Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a drummer who has worked with a number of heavy rock and progressive rock bands, including with several members of Yes. ...


Currently, she is married to Jim Gillette, of the band Nitro. With him she has two sons, with their first son having been born on Jim and Lita's third wedding anniversary. Jim Gillette Jim Gillette is a singer, formerly of the glam metal band Nitro. ... Nitro was a Glam Metal band formed by singer Jim Gillette and guitarist Michael Angelo Batio in Phoenix, Arizona in 1987. ...


Lita was asked by VH-1 to be in the cast of "The Surreal Life" for its 7th season, in 2007. She declined. VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for two weeks. ...


Tributes

  • An achievement in the Xbox 360 version of the game Guitar Hero II, is titled the "Joan & Lita Award" in tribute to Lita and Joan Jett. It is awarded to two players who can get a 100 note streak in cooperative mode.

It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Guitar Hero II is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems and published by RedOctane. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, singer, producer and actress. ...

Discography

For other uses, see Out for Blood (disambiguation). ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Dancin On The Edge is Lita Fords second solo album. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed Lita is a performer in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Stilletto is the fourth album by rock-musician Lita Ford. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... This article is about the Lita Ford Album. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Track listing What Do Ya Know About Love? Kiss Me Deadly Shot Of Poison Hungry Gotta Let Go Close My Eyes Forever Larger Than Life Only Women Bleed Playin With Fire Back To The Cave Lisa Categories: | ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Black is Lita Fords sixth solo album of original material and is a change of styler, compared to her other albums. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ...

Other appearances

Ill Be Home for Christmas is a Christmas song, written by Walter Kent, with Illlll Be home for christmas. ... Twisted Sister is an American hard rock band from New York City. ... (For the similarly named Bob Rivers album, see Twisted Christmas) A Twisted Christmas is a 2006 Christmas album from US heavy metal group Twisted Sister. ... The Other Side may refer to: In music: The Other Side (Aerosmith song) (1989) The Other Side (Fey song) (2002) The Other Side (Billy Ray Cyrus album) (2003) The Other Side (Charlie Major album) (1993) The Other Side (Eva Cassidy album) (1992) The Other Side, a Clannad song from their...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock UK
1983 "Out For Blood" #19 #16 #17 Out For Blood
1983 "Fire In My Heart" #10 #7 #6 Dancin' On The Edge
1984 "Gotta Let Go" #8 #4 #1 Dancin' On The Edge
1988 "Kiss Me Deadly" #1 #1 #3 Lita
1988 "Back To The Cave" #15 #10 #14 Lita
1989 "Close My Eyes Forever" (with Ozzy Osbourne) #5 #2 #3 Lita
1989 "Falling In And Out Of Love" #5 #3 #2 Lita
1990 "Hungry" #7 #5 #9 Stiletto
1990 "Lisa" #11 #9 #13 Stiletto
1991 "Shot of Poison" #7 #6 #3 "Dangerous Curves" 1992 "Playing With Fire" #1 #1 #1 Dangerous Curves
1992 "Larger Than Life" #8 #7 #6 Dangerous Curves
1994 "A Future To This Life" (with Joe Walsh) #25 #18 #35 Robocop: The Series OST
1995 "Killin' Kind" #17 #14 #23 Black

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ...

References

  1. ^ Martin, Bill (2002). Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing. Sanctuary Publishing, Page 9. ISBN 1-86074-437-0. 

External links

  • Official Myspace
  • The Runaways website
  • Lita Ford (Metal Queens)
  • RMAX International Magazine interview

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Lita Ford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
Lita Ford (born Carmelita Rossanna Ford, September 19, 1958) is a hard rock singer and guitarist whose peak popularity was during the early1980s.
Ford was born in London but is of Italian heritage.
Lita Ford was married to Chris Holmes (from W.A.S.P.) from 1986 to 1992.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Lita Ford (1345 words)
Lita Rosanna Ford (born September 19, 1958) is a heavy metal singer and guitarist whose peak popularity was during the 1980s.
While Ford is known for her heavy metal style and acknowledged as the best female guitarist around, her popularity is not limited to playing guitar.
Lita is also featured as a not-too-larger-than-life heroine in a new line of heavy metal comic book, distributed at the beginning of 1994.
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