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Joan Jett

(Sep. 22, 1960)
Joan Jett

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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 backwards
- Heather, London, Canada
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