The Runaways perform “Wasted” Live in 1977


Here is the band “The Runaways” rocking out on the BBC show, The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977. This is when the band was still in the middle of their growing fame and you can Joan Jett completely owns the stage. I saw here a few years ago at a smallish outdoor concert and while her music has changed, her charisma and magnetism have not. Just moments after taking the stage she had the crowd in the palm of her hand.


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One thought on “The Runaways perform “Wasted” Live in 1977

  1. I absolutely love The Runaways. They’re up there on my top bands to see if I ever steal a time machine. Have you heard of The Donnas? They’re kinda like the modern day version of The Runaways.

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