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Sandy West
Birth: Jul. 10, 1959
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 2006
San Dimas
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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) 
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  Enzo Eugene Pesavento (1923 - 1971)

Cause of death: Lung cancer
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Protection, Block 20, Lot 4324, Space 3.
GPS (lat/lon): 33.83448, -118.05492
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16281942
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RIP Sandy !
- C. Quandt
 Added: Jan. 12, 2017
To a remarkable and beautiful fellow drummer! Hugs
- Tim Edwards
 Added: Dec. 29, 2016

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 21, 2016
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