Joan Jett

Joan Jett

Rock Singer

Joan Jett is an American singer, guitarist, record producer and actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song "Cherry Bomb".

Full Name
Joan Marie Larkin
Sep 22, 1958
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Joan Jett was born on September 22, 1958, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and her ethnicity is Caucasian-American. She was raised by her father, James E. Larkin and mother, Dorothy Jett Larkin. Joan was a bright student and she attended the Wheaton High School from 1971 to 1975, where she developed an interest in music.

Jett started playing music at the age of 14 when she started her first rock band called The Runaways with some friends. In 1976, they released their debut album which attracted attention from major record labels but they were unable to get signed due to their young age. After the group disbanded in 1979, Jett decided to pursue a solo career and released her debut solo album “Bad Reputation” in 1980 which contained her most successful single "I Love Rock 'n' Roll". 

In 1984 she released “Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth” which contained hits like “Crimson and Clover” and “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”. During this time she also appeared in the film Light of Day alongside Michael J Fox and Joan's sister Kathy Jett, who played a small role. In 1988, she formed the Blackhearts with whom she released several albums such as “Up Your Alley” (1988), “Notorious” (1991), “Pure and Simple” (1993), “Naked” (1995). 

In 2015, Jett was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with other members of The Runaways. She has since been touring extensively around the world performing with The Blackhearts as well as other artists such as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Jett is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 22, 1958, Joan Jett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Runaways Formed</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jett forms the all-female rock band The Runaways with drummer Sandy West and guitarist Lita Ford.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Album Release</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her first solo album, titled Joan Jett.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Formed</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms the band Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with guitarist Ricky Byrd and bassist Gary Ryan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"I Love Rock N' Roll" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joan Jett & The Blackhearts release their biggest hit single "I Love Rock N' Roll".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Film Role in Light of Day</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jett plays a starring role in the movie Light of Day alongside Michael J. Fox.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jett is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Runaways.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She Is a Music Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Joan Jett is an iconic figure in the music industry. Her songs are timeless and her influence on rock music is undeniable. She has been an inspiration to countless musicians and fans alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Supports Women's Rights</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Not only is Joan Jett an amazing musician, but she's also a strong advocate for women's rights. She's been a vocal supporter of issues such as equal pay, reproductive freedom, and violence against women.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Is Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Joan Jett has never shied away from expressing her opinion or standing up for what she believes in. Through her music and activism, she has demonstrated a fearless attitude that is inspirational to many.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Musician to be Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Joan Jett was the first female musician to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in the Movie Light of Day</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Joan Jett starred opposite Michael J. Fox in the 1987 movie, Light of Day. She also composed and performed the title track for the movie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Played Guitar on Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2009, Joan Jett became the first female musical guest to play guitar on Saturday Night Live.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Co-founded Blackheart Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1980, Joan Jett co-founded her own record label, Blackheart Records, which she still operates today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Member of the Runaways</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1975, Joan Jett became a founding member of the all-female rock band The Runaways, becoming an influential figure in punk music.</p></div>


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