Philadelphia-born Joan Larkin got her start in the band the Runaways (with Lita Ford) when she was just 15 years old. But it was her solo career, which she launched with 1980's 'Bad Reputation' album, that made her a star. 1981's surprise hit 'I Love Rock-N-Roll' was a No. 1 hit single; the album reached No. 2. With her band the Blackhearts, Jett released a string of albums over the years. In 1987, she starred in the movie 'Light of Day' with Michael J. Fox. Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
- Born: Sept. 22, 1958
- Selected Discography: ‘Bad Reputation’ (1980), ‘I Love Rock-N-Roll’ (1981), ‘Up Your Alley’ (1988)
- Related Artists: The Runaways, Lita Ford
- Further Reading: Top 10 Joan Jett Songs, Joan Jett Concert Review, Joan Jett ‘Unvarnished’ Album Review