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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Runaways: Live In Japan 1977; 28 Min Concert

American all girl rock band The Runaways recorded live in japan in 1977. 
In the summer of 1977 the group arrived in Japan for a string of sold out shows. The Runaways were the number 4 imported music act in Japan at the time, behind only ABBA, KISS and Led Zeppelin in terms of album sales and popularity. The girls were unprepared for the onslaught of fans that greeted them at the airport. The mass hysteria was later described by guitarist Jett as being "like Beatlemania". While in Japan, The Runaways had their own TV special, did numerous television appearances and released the live album "Live in Japan" that went gold. Also in Japan, Fox left the band shortly before the group was scheduled to appear at the 1977 Tokyo Music Festival. Joan Jett temporarily took over bass duties and when the group returned home they replaced Jackie Fox with Vicki Blue.

The clip below is taken from Japanese TV:

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Queen Of Noise
Cherry Bomb
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Neon Angels - On The Road To Run
Cherry Bomb
School Days

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