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.
With The Blackhearts she has recorded 10 Albums and many brilliant singles.
Joan Jett makes her acting debut.
Her latest album, 'Unvarnished', was released on Sept 30th 2013 (UK) and 1st Oct 2013 (USA). It is the first album since 2006 ('Sinner'). The first single from the album was 'Any Weather'.
Unvarnished Live and Audio