The Punk Princess: Cherie Currie's Controversial 1976 Performance

The performance of “Dead End Justice” by Cherie Currie with The Runaways in 1976 was a controversial and memorable event in the history of rock music. The Runaways were a popular all-female teenage punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1975, and they quickly gained a reputation for their energetic and rebellious music and attitude.

In 1976, during a performance of their hit song “Dead End Justice,” lead singer Cherie Currie took the stage covered in fake blood, a shocking and provocative visual that reflected the raw energy and rebellious spirit of the band and the punk rock movement. The performance was a bold statement and an expression of the band’s rejection of traditional norms and expectations.

The performance of “Dead End Justice” with Cherie Currie covered in fake blood was a turning point for The Runaways. It cemented their reputation as one of their era’s most influential and groundbreaking all-female rock bands. Despite their short-lived career, The Runaways continue to be remembered and celebrated for their music and their impact on rock and roll history.

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