Joan Jett, guitarist, singer
Singer ~ Guitarist
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
birth name: Joan Marie Larkin

Joan Jett

September 22, 1958, Philadelphia, PA

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles. […] She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. ~ Blackheart Records: Joan Jett ~ retrieved September 18, 2013 © Blackheart Records

By playing pure and simple rock & roll without making an explicit issue of her gender, Joan Jett became a figurehead for several generations of female rockers. Jett's brand of rock & roll is loud and stripped-down, yet with overpowering hooks - a combination of the Stones' tough, sinewy image and beat, AC/DC chords, and glam rock hooks. As the numerous covers she has recorded show, she adheres both to rock tradition and breaks with it - she plays classic three-chord rock & roll, yet she also loves the trashy elements (in particular, Gary Glitter) of it as well, and she plays with a defiant sneer. ~ Allmusic: Joan Jett ~ retrieved September 22, 2013 © Allmusic

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Joan Jett ~ Ranked #32 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

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