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Joan Jett

Sep. 22, 1960

Artistfacts for Joan Jett

  • Many of her commercial successes came from covers of songs originally recorded with male voices: The Arrows' "I Love Rock n' Roll," Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover," Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me," and AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds."
  • Her teacher once threw her out of her voice lessons. The teacher was an opera singer who didn't like the way Jett was dressed.
  • The Blackhearts are her backing band.
  • She began as a member of the all-girl rock group, the Runaways. Future Heavy Metal Queen Lita Ford was a band mate.
  • Jett starred in the movie The Light of Day with Michael J. Fox. She also appeared in the stage version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a bald head, and acted in a movie about the Runaways called We're All Crazy Now, with actresses playing the other band members. It was never released.
  • In 1979, she released two songs in Holland that she had recorded with ex-Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones.
  • Her first album features Blondie members Clem Snide and Frank Infante. It was originally titled Joan Jett, but the record label (Boardwalk) renamed it Bad Reputation.
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Joan also sang lead vocals on an album called "Evil Stig" which was a tribute to murdered singer Mia Zapata from "The Gits". Evil Stig = Gits Live backwardsHeather - London, Canada