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Ford, Lita (1958–)

Ford, Lita (1958–)

English hard-rock musician. Born Carmelita Rosanna Ford, Sept 18, 1958, in London, England; m. Chris Holmes, 1987 (div. 1992); m. Jim Gillette (singer), 1994; children: 2.

Was a member of the all-girl band, the Runaways, with Joan Jett; released solo debut as hard-rock artist Out for Blood (1983); as guitarist and singer, broke new ground for women in hard-rock world; became 1st woman inducted into Circus magazine's Hall of Fame in 20 years and 1st woman on cover of Hit Parader; released hit singles from platinum album Lita (1988), including "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever" (duet with Ozzy Osbourne). Additional solo albums include Dancin' on the Edge (1984), Stiletto (1990), The Best of Lita Ford (1992) and Lita Live (2000).

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