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The Runaways

Girls with attitude: ‘The Runaways’ captures the band and ’70s rock scene

Kristen Stewart (left) plays guitarist Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning is singer Cherie Currie, two of the key members of the ’70s girl band the Runaways. Kristen Stewart (left) plays guitarist Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning is singer Cherie Currie, two of the key members of the ’70s girl band the Runaways. (David Moir/Apparition)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / April 9, 2010

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The great, cheering irony of the Runaways is that they epitomized rock ’n’ roll without making very good records. Five teenage girls from broken and semi-broken California homes, they stuck a flag in the twitching corpse of mid-’70s hard rock and said: Women can do this, too. That they were pure, manipulated product does not detract from their historical importance ... (Full article: 796 words)

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