Few '80s front women, if any, had a more "rock on" persona than Joan Jett. Jett was a founding member of punk band The Runaways in 1975, releasing the hit single "Cherry Bomb." After the band disbanded in 1979, she formed Joan Jett and the Blackhearts where she experienced her greatest success. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", "Crimson and Clover" and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" were all top 10 singles in the Hot 100. Well into her 50s, Jett continues to perform and release albums.
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including 'Crimson and Clover', 'I Hate Myself for Loving You', 'Do You Want to Touch Me', 'Light of Day', 'Love Is All Around', 'Bad Reputation'. She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' many times during her career. Joan Marie Larkin was born September 22, 1958 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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