Lita Ford Biography, Wiki, Age, Songs, Husband, Net Worth and more

Lita Ford Biography, Wiki, Age, Songs, Husband, Net Worth, and more

Lita Ford

Birth name: Lita Ford
Nickname: Lita
Date of birth: September 19, 1958
Place of birth: New Jersey, USA
Profession: Singer, guitarist
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Nationality: United States of America
Marital status: divorced, 2 children
Spouse: Jim Gillette (m. 1994–2011), Chris Holmes (m. 1990–1992)
Children: James Leonard Gillette, Rocco Gillette
Parents: Harry Leonard Ford, Isabella Ford
Record labels: Mercury Records, SPV GmbH, RCA Records, JLRG Entertainment
Original hair color: Blond
Eye color: Brown
Zodiac Sign: Virgin
Net Worth: $3 Million

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Lita Rosanna Ford was born on September 19, 1958 in London. His father is British, while his mother is of Italian origin. He was in second grade when they moved to the United States of America. At the age of eleven, he started playing guitar under the influence of Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple).

Lita Ford Career

• The Runaways (1975-1979)

In 1975, at the age of 16, Kim Fowley asked Lita to join the all-female band The Runaways. Lita played the role of the solo guitarist in the band, which gave the songs their distinctive character. They were soon signed to Mercury Records, and in 1976 released their self-titled album containing ten songs.

In the United States they achieved only moderate success, while in Japan they received as much fanfare as the Beatles in America at the time. In 1977, they released their second album, Queens of Noise. In the same year, their relationship with their producer, Kim Fowley, deteriorated, resulting in his replacement. While Jackie Fox (bassist) left the band because of the pressure, Cherie Currie (singer) left because of her drug problems. The singer was replaced by Joan Jett, who previously only sang a few songs, and the bass guitar was taken over by Vicki Blue.

Also in 1977, they appeared with another album, Waiting for the Night. Their last album, And Now… The Runaways was released in 1978, which was also released under the title Little Lost Girl. In the meantime, the internal tension in the band grew more and more; while Joan wanted to favor punk and glam rock genres, Lita and Sandy West (drummer) leaned towards metal. In the meantime, Vicki Blue also left and was replaced by Laurie McAllister. They performed for the last time in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1978 and then broke up for good in April 1979.

In 2010, the story of The Runaways was filmed, focusing mainly on the relationship between Joan Jett and Cherie Currie and the internal tensions. Scout Taylor-Compton played Lita in the film.

• Solo career (1983-present)

After the breakup of The Runaways, like the other members, Lita started a solo career. His first album, Out for Blood, was released on May 1, 1983. A year later, the much more popular Dancin’ on the Edge was released. Ozzy Osbourne can also be heard on his third, self-titled album. In 1990, he appeared with a newer album, Stiletto. There are several hits from the album. He retired for a while in the mid-90s.

Lita Ford Private life

In the mid-80s, he formed a pair with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, with whom they recorded a joint album, which was never released. In the early 90s, she married Chris Holmes, from whom she divorced in 1994. That same year, she met Jim Gillette, who they married after just two weeks of dating. Their relationship produced two sons, James and Rocco Gillette. They divorced in 2011.

Studio albums
1983: Out for Blood 
1974: Dancin’ on the Edge 
1988: Lita 
1990: Stiletto 
1991: Dangerous Curves 
1995: Black 
2009: Wicked Wonderland 

Live Albums
2000: Greatest Hits Live! 

Compilation albums
1992: The Best of Lita Ford 
1999: Greatest Hits 
2004: Platinum and Gold Collection – The Best of Lita Ford 

1983: Out for Blood 
1983: Dressed to Kill  
1984: Fire In My Heart 
1984: Gotta Let Go
1988: Kiss Me Deadly 
1988: Back To The Cave
1989: Close My Eyes Forever (with Ozzy Osbourne)
1989: Falling In and Out of Love
1990: Hungry
1990: Lisa
1991: Shot of Poison 
1992: Playing With Fire
1992: Larger Than Life 
1995: Killin’ Kind 
2009: Crave 

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