Joan Jett born Joan Marie Larkin , September 22,  is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Joan Marie Larkin was born on September 22, , to James and Dorothy Larkin,  at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania , a suburb of Philadelphia although some sources list her birth date as September 22, , which is incorrect . She is the eldest of three children.
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After plus years in rock, the singer and guitarist is as fierce and defiant as ever. A new documentary charts her pathbreaking rise. By Melena Ryzik. Joan Jett has worked.
Who Is Joan Jett?
Joan Jett discusses the new documentary 'Bad Reputation,' her career and where her drive comes from. Waning popularity paired with a Warped Tour reinvention. The doc shows how she went from a sweet-looking high schooler to a black-leather—clad icon. Just how omnipresent? Where does your resilience come from? Maybe it was my parents telling me I could be anything I wanted to be from the time I was a little kid. I was the oldest kid.
Joan Jett is a singer, songwriter and producer who entered the music business as a teenager in the punk-pop band The Runaways. Her early career was portrayed in the biopic The Runaways. Her passion for music began early, and she received her first guitar at the age of There, she found inspiration from the glam rock stars of the day. Rex," Jett explained to Esquire.