Joan Jett was born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1967 where she graduated Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School.
She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings like "Crimson and Clover," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Do You Want to Touch Me," "Light of Day," "Love Is All Around," "Bad Reputation," and "Little Liar."
Her musical and songwriting approach is permanently influenced by the hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythms common to many rock bands from Philadelphia, often featuring lyrics
surrounding themes of lost love, criticisms of insincerity, the quest for authenticity, the struggles and resolutions of the middle class American.
She has 3 albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" various times during her career. In Venus Zine's 2010 "Queen of Rock" feature, Jett won the Readers' Pick in an online poll to Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson.
Why is Joan Jett famous?
Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
Why do we like Joan Jett?
Joan Jett, a sports fan, has remained actively involved in the sports world, her cover of "Love is All Around", the theme song of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, becoming an anthem in women's sports and was used by the NCAA to promote the Women's Final Four, as well as the song "Unfinished Business" that was never commercially released.
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