Donita Sparks (born 8 April 1963, Chicago, Illinois) is a vocalist, guitarist and song-writer in Los Angeles. Donita is the co-founder, along with Suzi Gardner of grunge/punk/rock and roll band L7. Often mistakenly catergorized as a riot grrrl group, L7 actually formed in 1985, pre-dating that movement by almost a decade. After a few line-up changes, Jennifer Finch (Vocals, Bass) joined in 1987. Dee Plakas became the band's definitive drummer in November of 1988. L7 released six studio albums, one live album, and one greatest hits release. In 1991, Sparks, along with L7 bandmates, founded Rock for Choice, a pro-choice concert event orginazation that exists to this day. Sparks also contributed to The New Yorker Outloud cd series, composing the score for the "Brokeback Mountain" segment in 1998. In 2004 and 2005, Sparks began composing soundtrack material and scoring, including the recent feature film biopic "The Life of Reilly" , starring Charles Nelson Reilly. Since June of 2005, Sparks has been touring with her eponymously named solo project. Sparks is currently in the studio recording her first solo cd. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.