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Joan Jett

Singer-songwriter + Rock Musician
Female
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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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

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. 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

THIRTIES

1989 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 32 Years Old Her 1991 release Notorious, which featured the Replacements' Paul Westerberg and former Billy Idol bassist Phil Feit, was the last with Sony/CBS as Jett switched to Warner Brothers. … Read More
1992 33 Years Old Jett returned to producing for the band Circus Lupus in 1992 and again, in 1994, for Bikini Kill. … Read More
1993 34 Years Old Jett worked with members of the punk band the Gits, whose lead singer and lyricist, Mia Zapata, had been raped and murdered in 1993. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 - 2005 5 More Events
2006 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2006, Jett released her album, Sinner, on her own label, Blackheart Records. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Joan Jett and 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 DC5's 1964 hit "Bits and Pieces." … Read More

FIFTIES

In June 2010, Joan Jett and 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 sound track for a movie called Undateable John, due out in 2014.
…  In 2015, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. … Read More
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