Joan Jett

American rock musician

Joan Jett (born September 1958) is an American singer and guitarist. She is best known for her number one single "I Love Rock n Roll". Jett has a punkish, tomboy appearance and is a Democrat.

Joan Jett
Joan Jett, with The Blackhearts, performing at the "Tribute to Our Heroes" celebration at Fort Hood, Texas in May 2005
Background information
Birth nameJoan Marie Larkin
Also known asJoan Jett
Born (1958-09-22) September 22, 1958 (age 65)
OriginWynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresRock, hard rock, punk rock, Glam Punk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1975–present
LabelsBlackheart, Epic, Boardwalk, Ariola, MCA, CBS, Warner Bros.

In 2015, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. McDonald, Soraya (16 December 2014). "Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Lou Reed and Green Day among those to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 June 2015.