The new movie The Runaways reminded me that back in the day, I saw them from the front row of a place called Santa Monica Civic. I knew their manager and Pygmalion, Kim Fowley, because in fall 1974 as a fledgling freelance writer, I’d interviewed him for a story on the Hollywood scene that Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Sandy West and Lita Ford sprang from a mere few months later. You can read Where Have All The Groupies Gone? here. Caveat Lector: It’s X-rated and NSFW.