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Sandy West
Birth: Jul. 10, 1959
Death: Oct. 21, 2006

Musician. Born Sandy Pesavento in Long Beach, California, she was a singer, songwriter and a drummer. In 1975, at age sixteen she co-founded the seminal all-female rock group the Runaways, which included members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford and Jackie Fox. While the group had little commercial success in America, they were a smash in Japan. They performed in arenas to sold out crowds and released a live album that went gold. After they broke up in 1979, West formed her own group the Sandy West Band and released the solo album "The Beat is Back". She continued to perform live in various venues until her death and was acknowledged as an exceptionally fine and proficient drummer who influenced many women rock musicians. She died in San Dimas, California, at age 47. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Lung cancer
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Cypress
Orange County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16281942
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- Paul
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
- My Respects
- Machine going backward
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
I like to imagine you being part of a really cool all-female rock band in the here-after. Along with Kelly Johnson on guitar, Mia Zapata on vocals and Kristen Pfaff on bass.
- Straight Boy
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014
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