Joan Jett

Joan Jett


9/22/1958, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name

Joan Marie Larkin


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Joan Jett is an American singer, actress, and Rock 'n' Roll pioneer. Best known for her #1 single I Love Rock 'N Roll, Joan Jett began her music career in 1975 as a member of the band The Runaways. Jett was one of the first performers to go…more


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  • Quotes

    • (On headlining the 2006 Warped Tour)
      Joan: There would be those fans that knew me, some that only heard my hits and others who didn't know us, and I knew that. It was a chance to put the music with the name.

    • Joan: I would love to do more acting. It's just a matter of waiting for something to come along that I love.

    • (On Runaways band member the late Sandy West)
      Joan: I just wish more people would know of us and of her because Sandy was the first musician I ever played with, period, and I believe she had a lot to do with shaping the guitar player that I became.

    • (On touring to military bases in the 80's)
      Joan: Many troops would come to our shows and we developed relationships with the commanding officers of the various bases and they would just invite us on and we would meet the troops and sign autographs and they were wonderful.

    • Joan: There was a very brief moment after my first band, the Runaways, broke up that I contemplated going into the military.

    • Joan: I think what I have see happen to our country since 2000, and being a very patriotic person who travels a lot (and now I feel very funny about traveling), I started to get really angry about what was happening to our country.

    • Joan: When I find out performers' political persuasions, it taints my feelings for them, so there is always concern that you'll lose fans.

  • A pioneer of Rock 'n Roll.

    Joan Jett is a true inspiration. Every little girl who has heard rock 'n roll music and wanted to pick up a guitar has Joan Jett to thank. Though she is not the first woman in the business to play guitar, she might well be the best known.

    With a string of hits, a stint on Broadway, and dozens of television appearances, Joan Jett is easily one of the best loved women in music today. And, at nearly 50 years old, she shows no signs of slowing down.

    Joan was recently named one of the sexiest women in rock 'n roll, beating out many singers half her age. Put that dime in your juke box, baby!moreless