Believe in yourself: Matters of the heart with Runaways rocker Cherie Currie

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Hang tight as original Runaways lead vocalist Cherie Currie offers some sterling pearls of wisdom in an exclusive interview. The barefoot rocker, perhaps only 17 years old, opts for unconditional puppy love in this adorable 1977 candid. Photography by Brad Elterman
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A stunning 50-year-old Cherie Currie attends the movie premiere of “The Runaways” held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010, in Los Angeles. Photography by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

The Cherie Currie Interview

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In a trendy black vest, charcoal jeans, dark vest, and white shirt rolled up to the elbows, Cherie Currie comfortably reclines in an armchair on April 8, 2010, likely promoting the release of “The Runaways,” based on Currie’s tome entitled “Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway.” A box office disappointment no doubt exacerbated by independent film distribution company Apparition’s sudden extinction, “The Runaways” starred Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, and Michael Shannon. Image Credit: Gay Today
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Guitarist-drummer Jake Hays, mom Cherie Currie, and grandmother Marie Harmon are photographed together circa February 8, 2013. Harmon was a B-movie Western actress in the late 1940s under contract to Republic Pictures, a studio known as CBS Studio Center in modern times that incidentally cultivated the early careers of John Wayne, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. Image courtesy of Cherie Currie
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Cherie Currie, defiant and undeniably herself in blue jeans, a gray tank top plugging the Runaways, and perfectly coiffed hair circa July 2013. Image Credit: L’étoile Magazine
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If you get caught, just deny it: Cherie Currie reclaims her rock ‘n’ roll legacy during a sizzling June 1, 2011, photo shoot. Photography by Robert Sebree
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Released as a single in Holland only, presenting the evocative cover of “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep” b/w “Young and Wild,” also the title cut of Cherie Currie’s debut solo album distributed in spring 1978 by Mercury Records. Image Credit: 45Cat user Leonard / Universal Music Group
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Cherie Currie portrays tragic, substance abuse-ridden runaway “Annie” in director Adrian Lyne’s “Foxes,” an underrated coming of age drama unleashed on February 29, 1980 and costarring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio. Image Credit: United Artists / Archive Photos
Click to see an extensive 60-minute Cherie Currie interview conducted by Rover’s Morning Glory deejay Shane French promoting Currie’s concert later that evening at the Foundry in Cleveland on August 7, 2013. The “Secrets” artist considers it her best interview. Video Credit: iHeartMedia
Click to hear two members of the Runaways reunite after decades apart: Singer Cherie Currie and lead guitarist Lita Ford know how to perfectly celebrate Christmas with their digital only single, “Rock This Christmas Down,” released on December 3, 2013. Video Credit: Steamhammer Records

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ someone fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net

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