Friday, October 27, 2006
Friday Rockstar Blogging - R.I.P. Sandy West
This is one of those things I started Friday, but couldn't finish until Monday because it made me so sad. Sandy West, the drummer for The Runaways, has passed away.
I noticed CNN cut Joan Jett's quote -- too politically incorrect, I suppose. I have pasted the entire quote from Jett's website below.
We are deeply saddened by the lost of our good friend Sandy West. She was an incredible drummer and a kind soul. She will be missed. "I started the runaways with Sandy West. We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll. Sandy was an exuberant nd powerful drummer. So underrated, was the caliber of John Bonham. I am overcome from the loss of my friend. I always told her, we changed the world." -Joan JettWest was such a good drummer by the age of 16 that many questioned whether she really played on the first album. (She did. The only one who couldn't play her own parts was the bassist, Jackie Fox.) I too have always been impressed by her chops.
Here's a video of The Runaways where West does some vocals.