Joan Jett

Singer-songwriter + Rock Musician
Born Sep 22, 1958

Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress. , best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Want to Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love Is All Around", "Bad Reputation".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Jett.


1958 Birth Born on September 22, 1958.
1967 8 Years Old In 1967, her family moved to Rockville, Maryland where she attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School. … Read More


1976 17 Years Old While touring England with the Runaways in 1976, Jett first heard the song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" when she saw Arrows perform it on their weekly UK television series Arrows. … Read More


1979 20 Years Old In 1979, Jett was in England pursuing a solo career. … Read More
1980 21 Years Old Jett and Laguna entered the Who's Ramport Studios with the latter at the helm, and Jett's self-titled solo debut was released by Ariola Records in Europe on May 17, 1980. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old …  She made her acting debut in 1987, co-starring with Gena Rowlands and Michael J. Fox in the Paul Schrader film Light of Day. … Read More


1989 - 1992 4 More Events
1993 34 Years Old In 1993, Jett and Laguna released Flashback, a compilation of various songs on their own Blackheart Records. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old Note: Between 1995 and 2003, Jett spent more time as a producer rather than as a recording artist. … Read More
1997 38 Years Old In 1997, Jett was featured on the We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute album. … Read More


1999 - 2005 5 More Events
2006 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2006, Jett released her album Sinner, on Blackheart Records. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts headlined the Albuquerque, New Mexico Freedom Fourth celebration on July 4, 2007, with an estimated crowd of 65,000 in attendance at the annual outdoor event.
2008 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the Dave Clark Five's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on March 10, 2008, Jett, as part of the ceremony, closed the program with a performance of the Dave Clark Five's 1964 hit "Bits and Pieces".


2009 50 Years Old On November 19, 2009, Mattel released a Joan Jett Barbie doll. … Read More
In June 2010, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts opened for Green Day on their UK tour alongside acts such as Frank Turner and Paramore. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old Jett, along with the Blackhearts, released the album Unvarnished on September 30, 2013. … Read More
Jett is going to executive produce, star in, and contribute a song to the soundtrack for a movie called Undateable John, due out in 2014.
2015 56 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 15, 2015, Jett & the Blackhearts opened for the Who, kicking off their "The Who Hits 50! … Read More
2016 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  It is Billboards No. 56 song of all time and has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. … Read More
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