Joan Larkin, better known as Joan Jett is an American Rock musician born In 1958 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Before the Blackhearts, Joan Jett was a founding member of a different band named The Runaways. This band was actually one of the biggest selling imports in the U.S. and U.K. and they toured worldwide with bands like Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and Van Halen. Unfortunately, they broke up in 1979. After this, Jett began to pursue and solo career in England. She later returned to the U.S. and went to Los Angeles to help out with a movie that was about her previous band. While working on it, she met songwriter/producer, Kenny Laguna. The movie was never finished due to Jett becoming I'll during the production of it though in 1984, clips that were already shot were used ti make a seperate film named DuBeat-Eo. Jett and Laguna created their own recording studio named Blackheart Records and soon after, found members for their band named the Blackhearts. It was financially difficult for them to hold the studio, but luckily with the help of their old friend, Neil Bogart they signed with Boardwalk Records and she re released her debut album titled "Bad Reputation" in 1980. They released their second album year later titled "I Love Rock n Roll". Her song titled I Love Rock n Roll is number 56 on Billboards best songs of all time. Together she had three albums certified either platinum or gold. She is known as a the Godmother of Punk and was inducted in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. #music #war #musicwars #rock #matchup #joanjett #blackhearts #patbenatar #iloverocknroll #badreputation #cherrybomb #soundso #rockandrollhalloffame