Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

ABOUT
She rose to fame as the lead singer of The Blackhearts and became considered the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for hits such as “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

BEFORE FAME
Born Joan Marie Larkin, she quit guitar lessons when she was thirteen years old because she did not want to learn folk songs.

TRIVIA
Her band recorded a cover of “Crimson and Clover” and gained fame for their 1980 debut album, Bad Reputation.

FAMILY LIFE
Her family moved to West Covina, California. She took her mother’s maiden name, Jett, after her parent’s divorced.

ASSOCIATED WITH
She toured with Steven Tyler during Aerosmith’s 2007 World Tour.