Born on this day in 1959. Sandy West was the Drummer for the excellent band The Runaways.
In 2005, Sandy was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later spread to her brain, and she died on October 21, 2006 at the age of 47. Joan Jett said in a statement, "We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll. Sandy was an exuberant and powerful drummer," adding, "I am overcome from the loss of my friend. I always told her we changed the world."
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