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

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

Cherie Currie definitely knew that rock ‘n’ roll was in her DNA after witnessing David Bowie soundly trounce his would-be competitors on the hallowed Diamond Dogs Tour in 1974. Within a year and a half, at the urging of controversial manager-producer Kim Fowley and the incomparable Joan Jett, the all-female, still influential Runaways were born. While…

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

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