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Larkin, Joan Marie (Jett, Joan)

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Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Guitarist, Producers, Singer

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1968 – She was born on the 22nd of September in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American singer, songwriter and actress.

1980 – Joan Jett moved to Los Angeles at the age of 12.

1983 - Jett helped form The Runaways, after receiving a call from Kim Fowley and Sandy West.

1979 - Jett was in England pursuing a solo career.

1981 – Her first movie appearance was in the live concert film "Urgh!".

1984 - After Jett had become a major star, producers were looking for a way to make use of the footage from the uncompleted film. She formed the band Black Heart with the help of one of her friends.

1987 - She made her acting debut, co-starring with Gena Rowland and Michael J. Fox in the Paul Schrader film "Light of Day".

         - She has also appeared in some independent films, including "Sweet Life" and "Boogie Boy".

1989 - Joan co-wrote the song "House of Fire" which appeared on Alice Cooper's Trash album.

1990 - Jett and Laguna released "Flashback", a compilation of her career so far on their own Blackheart Records.

         - Her next release, "Notorious" was the last with Sony/CBS as Jett switched to Warner Brothers.

1992 - Jett returned to producing for the band Circus Lupus and Bikini Kill.

1994 - Jett produced several bands prior to releasing her debut and her label Blackheart Records released recordings from varied artists.

         - The press touted Jett as the "Godmother of Punk" and the "Original Riot Girl".

         - The Blackhearts released the well received "Pure and Simple".

1995 – She lived in Sydney, Australia.

2000 - Jett appeared in the Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Show in the role of "Columbia".

2004 - Jett and Laguna produced, "No Apologies" by Warped Tour favorites The Eyeliners. Jett also sang on the track "Destroy" and made a cameo appearance in the music video.

2005 – Jett discovered Cleveland punk rockers "The Vacancies".

         - She and Laguna produced their second album, "A Beat Missing or a Silence Added".

         - Jett and Laguna celebrated the 25th anniversary of Blackheart Records with a sell out show at Manhattan's Webster Hall that featured their groups The Eyeliners and The Vacancies as openers to the headlining Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.

2007 - A Joan Jett video with Paul, Paul Jr., and Mikey Teutul of the Learning Channel show American Chopper aired on January 14th.

 

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