Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American singer, guitarist, record producer, and actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song "Cherry Bomb". With The Blackhearts, Jett is known for her rendition of the song "I Love Rock 'n Roll" which was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett's other notable songs include "Bad Reputation", "Light of Day", "I Hate Myself for Loving You" and her covers of "Crimson and Clover", "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" and "Dirty Deeds".
|Full name at birth||
Joan Marie Larkin
|Claim to fame||
being the founding member of an all-female teenage rock band called The Runaways, and also for being the frontwoman of her band called Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
|Date of birth||
22 September 1958
|Place of birth||
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Musician, Record Producer, Actress
5' 5½" (166 cm)
124 lbs (56.2 kg)
Los Angeles, California, USA
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