Joan Jett is a Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actress, and record producer. Joan started her music band named “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts“. The song “I love rock ‘n’ roll” was numbered at the first position on the Billboard Top 100 consistently for 7 weeks in the year 1982.
Joan was born on 22 September 1958 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her birth name was Joan Marie Larkin. Later, she was also known for the names like The Original Riot Girl, The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and The Godmother of Punk. She is 65 years old (as of 2023).
Her nationality is American and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Virgo, according to her date of birth. Currently, she resides in Long Island, New York.
|Birth name||Joan Marie Larkin|
|Real name||Joan Jett|
|Nickname||The Original Riot Girl, The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Godmother of Punk|
|Date of birth||22 September 1958|
|Age||65 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of birth||Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia|
|Residence||Long Island, New York|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (Irish, English and Scottish)|
|Profession||Singer, Producer, Songwriter|
Joan’s height is around 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 56 kg. She has light brown eye color along with black hair color.
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Eye color||Light Brown|
Joan has completed her education from Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School in Rockville, Maryland.
|Junior School||Randolph Junior High|
|High school||Wheaton High School|
Joan has a very supportive and loving family. Her mother Dorothy Jett Larkin works as a secretary. Her father James Larkin is an insurance agent. She has 2 younger siblings as well.
|Mother||Dorothy Jett Larkin|
Marital status/ Partner
Joan is unmarried. She has been in many relationships in the past. She had relationships with Pleasant Gehman, Lisa Curland, Tom Petersson, Cherie Currie, and Kira Roessler.
Joan Jett started her career when she was 16 by becoming a founder member of Runaways. They released their first song “Cherry Bomb” which became a hit, this song was written by Joan and Kim Fowley. In 1977, they released a song named “Queens of Noise” which won three gold awards in Japan but didn’t do well in the USA.
Joan started her music band named “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts”. The song “I love rock ‘n’ roll” was numbered at the first position on the Billboard Top 100 consistently for 7 weeks in the year 1982. Some of the hit albums of Blackhearts are:
- Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Good Music
- Up Your Alley
- Glorious Result of misspent Youth
- Pure and Simple
Some of her solo performances were also admired by the people like Joan Jett (re-released as Bad Reputation), and The Hit List.
Awards and Achievements
Joan Jett has won many awards including Rock and Roll hall of fame award in 2015, Clio Award for Lifetime Achievement, Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), and many more.
Joan Jett lives a luxurious life and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Social Media Handles
She has more than 547K followers on Instagram.
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