Joan Jett,born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958, is an American rock guitarist, singer, producer, actress, and former member of The Runaways who performs with her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
The majority of her music is recorded with her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Only two albums, “Bad Reputation” and “The Hit List” were released as solo material.
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.
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