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Happy birthday, Cherie Currie

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Cherie Currie at Lee's Palace (Toronto) on 12 Nov 2013

Cherie Currie at Lee's Palace (Toronto) on 12 Nov 2013

Happy birthday, Cherie Currie...
Born Cherie Ann Currie on November 30 1959 in Encino, California, US, Cherie Currie is a musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and artist.
In the mid-to-late 1970s, Currie was the teenage lead vocalist for the all-female rock band produced by Kim Fowley, The Runaways from Los Angeles with bandmates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, and Vicki Blue.
Bomp! magazine described her as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot".
Currie joined The Runaways in 1975, at age 15.
The teen rock anthem Cherry Bomb was written for her at the audition.
After three albums with The Runaways (The Runaways, Queens of Noise, and Live in Japan), Currie went on to record three other albums.
She recorded Beauty's Only Skin Deep as a solo artist for Polygram Records.
With her twin sister Marie, she recorded Messin' with the Boys for Capitol Records and Young and Wild for Raven. The song Since You Been Gone off of Cherie and Marie Currie's album Messin' with the Boys charted number 95 on US charts.
Cherie and Marie preformed on Sha Na Na (television variety series) in 1980.
She then worked as an actress, starring in movies such as Foxes, Parasite, Wavelength, Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rosebud Beach Hotel, Rich Girl, and others, as well as numerous guest spots on television series (Matlock and Murder, She Wrote, among others).
In 1989 Currie wrote a memoir called Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story. In 2010 she published an updated version entitled Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway, and it charted number 9 on L.A. Weekly.
IN 2012, Cherie Currie teamed up with Matt Sorum (of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver), who produced a set of recordings intended for commercial release. But there is no current release planned for this recordings.
She made guest appearances with Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Slash, and others, generated a lot of pop-music media buzz, but no compelling record deals.
Undeterred, Currie went out on a successful tour with a new band in 2013.
But a 2013 Christmas music project with former Runaways bandmate Lita Ford which ties into their efforts on behalf of Toys For Tots, and rising sales for new material from 1970's and 1980's recording acts, make eventual public release likely.
Cherie Currie was named the Malibu Rock Legend in 2013. Lita Ford presented it to her.
Currie is now a wood-carving artist using a chainsaw to create her works.
She has been doing chainsaw art since 2002 and opened her own gallery in 2005 in Chatsworth, California.
Her chainsaw art has been featured on recent TV programs.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Cherie Currie!

Cherie Currie at Lee's Palace (Toronto) on 12 Nov 2013

Cherie Currie at Lee's Palace (Toronto) on 12 Nov 2013

Cherie Currie Live at The Magic Bag on August 8, 2013

Cherie Currie Live at The Magic Bag on August 8, 2013

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Cherie Currie ...
Né Cherie Ann Currie le 30 Novembre 1959 à Encino, Californie, US, Cherie Currie est une musicienne, chanteuse, compositrice, actrice et artiste.
A la fin des année 70, Currie était la chanteuse du groupe de rock entièrement féminin et produit par Kim Fowley, The Runaways à Los Angeles avec Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, et Vicki blue.
Le magazine Bomp! l'a décrite comme "la fille cachée d'Iggy Pop et Brigitte Bardot".
Currie a rejoint The Runaways en 1975, à 15 ans.
L'hymne teen-rock Cherry Bomb a été écrit pour elle lors de son audition.
Après trois albums avec The Runaways (The Runaways, Queens of Noise, et Live in Japan), Currie a enregistré trois autres albums.
Elle a enregistré Beauty's Only Skin Deep en solo pour Polygram Records.
Avec sa soeur jumelle Marie, elle a enregistré Messin' with the Boys pour Capitol Records et Young and Wild pour Raven. La chanson "Since You Been Gone extraite de l'album Messin' with the Boys de Cherie et Marie Currie s'est classé à la 95ème place des charts américains.
Cherie et Marie ont participé à la série télévisée Sha Na Na en 1980.
Elle a ensuite travaillé en tant qu'actrice, jouant dans des films tels que Foxes, Parasite, Wavelength, Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rosebud Beach Hotel, Rich Girl et d'autres, et aussi en tant qu'invité vedette dans des séries télé (Matlock and Murder, She Wrote, entre autres).
En 1989, Currie a écrit un livre autobiographique, Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story. En 2010, elle a publié une version mise à jour intitulé Neon Angel : A Memoir of a Runaway, classé numéro 9 sur LA Weekly.
EN 2012, Cherie Currie a travaillé avec Matt Sorum (Guns N'Roses et Velvet Revolver) en prévision d'un album mais aucune commercialisation n'a été prévue à ce jour.
Ses apparitions aux cotés de Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Slash, et d'autres, ont généré beaucoup d'intéret dans les sphères musicales, mais sans pour autant déboucher sur des propositions sérieuses.
Sans se décourager, Currie a donné une série de concerts couronnée de succès avec un nouveau groupe en 2013.
Mais en 2013, le très bon accueil reçu par sa "chanson de Noël" enregistré en collaboration avec son ancienne complice des Runaways, Lita Ford, au profit de l'association Toys for Tots, et la hausse des ventes des rééditions de titres des années 70 et 80 laissent envisager une commercialisation prochaine.
Cherie Currie a été nommé au Malibu Rock Legend en 2013 en présence de Lita Ford.
Currie est maintenant une artiste sculptant le bois à la tronçonneuse.
Elle pratique cet art depuis 2002, a ouvert sa propre galerie en 2005 à Chatsworth, en Californie et a fait l'objet d'une récente émission de télévision.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Cherie Currie ! ]

Cherie Currie of the Runaways at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, US

Cherie Currie of the Runaways at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, US

Cherie Currie of the Runaways at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, US

Cherie Currie of the Runaways at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, US

Cherie Currie and Lita Ford, Pacific Amp Concert, August 11th, 2010

Cherie Currie and Lita Ford, Pacific Amp Concert, August 11th, 2010

Cherie Currie, Joan Jett and the Runaways - source: Janet Macoska

Cherie Currie, Joan Jett and the Runaways - source: Janet Macoska

Cherie Currie on stage with the Runaways

Cherie Currie on stage with the Runaways

summer 1977, Cherie Currie’s tattoo - Photo by Brad Elterman

summer 1977, Cherie Currie’s tattoo - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1977 - Photo by Brad Elterman

An archival photo of Cherie Currie with her twin Marie and Vicki Razor Blade in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles - Photo Brad Elterman

An archival photo of Cherie Currie with her twin Marie and Vicki Razor Blade in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles - Photo Brad Elterman

Cherie Currie - 1976 - the Runaways - photo by Adrian Boot

Cherie Currie - 1976 - the Runaways - photo by Adrian Boot

Cherie Currie - November 1975 - The Runaways with Kim Fowley in Los Angeles

Cherie Currie - November 1975 - The Runaways with Kim Fowley in Los Angeles

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