Born in Wynnewood, Philadelphia on this day in 1958 Joan Marie Larkin (better known to us as Joan Jett).
Joan Jett is known as one of the founding members of The Runaways (alongside Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Sandy West). Whilst not so popular in their homeland of the U.S.A., The Runaways enjoyed success in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and even South America.
The Runaways released five albums before they called it a day - 1976 The Runaways, 1977 Queens of Noise, 1977 Live in Japan, 1977 Waitin' For The Night, and 1978 And Now...The Runaways.
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With The Blackhearts she has recorded 10 Albums (including the brand new one due out at the end of the month - see below for more details).
Joan Jett makes her acting debut.
Brand new album from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is due out Sept 30th (UK) and 1st Oct (USA). It is the first album since 2006 ('Sinner'). The first single from the album is 'Any Weather'.