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Joan Jett is a rock icon. She was born on September 22, 1958 in Philadelphia to the family of James and Helen Jett. Her father taught her how to play guitar and drums. In 1975 she formed The Runaways with Sandy West who played drums, Lita Ford who played lead guitar, Jackie Fox who played bass, Vicki Blue who played keyboards, and Cherie Currie as their lead singer. They were one of the first all-female bands around at that time which had started out as an idea from Joan herself after seeing other all-male bands like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones perform onstage.
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About Joan Jett

birth of the author

September 22, 1958

country of the author

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

genre of the author

Rock, Hard Rock, Punk Rock

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Musician, Record Producer, Actress And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Blackheart, Epic, Boardwalk, Mca, Cbs, Warner Bros. And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
The Runaways, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Evil Stig

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I know music is subjective. — Joan Jett


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Well, I’ll tell you, I don’t know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well–versed in music they are and what kind of music they like. — Joan Jett

Before I settled on music, I wanted to be an archaeologist, an astronaut, all sorts of really diverse things. — Joan Jett

Obviously, the music and lyrics are in me, but if I let myself get in my own way, I do. I empty out and let it come, and then the music spirits take over. — Joan Jett

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Pop music is not a threatening style of music. — Joan Jett

I’ve done some acting and a lot of different things, but mostly it’s the music. — Joan Jett

I’m really happy doing what I’m doing. I’m not looking to do anything else. I love what I do. I love music. I love playing. I love touring. — Joan Jett

I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records. — Joan Jett

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we’re having a good time. — Joan Jett

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I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three–chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs. — Joan Jett

Radio has changed, there was a little bit of difference around the country and now that is gone and everything is uniform. That is not the only place it’s happening in music, there’s a lot of consolidation. — Joan Jett

I leave for the show at least an hour ahead, and I do some vocal warm–ups, and that’s pretty much it. — Joan Jett


Rock ‘n’ roll music is what gets me off. — Joan Jett

In pop music, you say, ‘You can do what you want to me.’ Rock ‘n’ roll says, ‘I’m gonna do what I want to you.’ — Joan Jett

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I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music. — Joan Jett

Why there aren’t people out there willing to have fun playing rock ‘n’ roll. I just don’t get it. — Joan Jett

One of the mistakes I made was believing that the rock ‘n’ roll genre as a genre was much more free than the whole pop or R&B scene. — Joan Jett

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll. — Joan Jett

Women play cellos and violins in symphony orchestras. They’re playing Beethoven and Bach. What do you mean they can’t play rock and roll? — Joan Jett

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I think there’s nothing better than seeing a straight up three–chord rock and roll band in your face. — Joan Jett

A lot of people ask me why I don’t expand and explore other musical areas, but I like the plain three–and four–chord rock–and–roll that I call the the semi–blues. — Joan Jett

Disharmony is natural in any band. — Joan Jett


I love to engage with people who come to see us. — Joan Jett

I love school. I was a great student. — Joan Jett

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I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don’t know. — Joan Jett

When you write songs you’re commenting on love, you’re commenting on sex, relationships, whatever it is that you decide to write about it. And I’ve wanted to write about politics or spiritual ideas for years. — Joan Jett

I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook. — Joan Jett

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Beyond just writing about falling in love and out of love and wanting to do certain things and going out and partying and all the things that I grew up writing about, I want to write about deeper things. — Joan Jett

Happiness doesn’t necessarily lie in material things. You just have to put yourself in a position to be happy. If you can do what you love for a living, that’s a good start. — Joan Jett


People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do. — Joan Jett

The Runaways’ audience was 90 percent male. That was kind of depressing…Why don’t women–our own gender–come out and support us? — Joan Jett

I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules. — Joan Jett

When you’re singing songs about love and sex, you want everyone to think you’re singing to them. Whether you’re a boy, a girl, a woman, a man–whatever you’re into, I can be that. — Joan Jett

I hope one day people don’t look at women like they’re out of their minds when they want to pick up an instrument and play. And I think we’re getting a lot closer to that. — Joan Jett

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Women are still second–class citizens. — Joan Jett

Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman. — Joan Jett


Being onstage is everything thats good about life. — Joan Jett

I fiercely protect my privacy. I just don’t think it’s everyone’s business to know every little detail about my life. That’s just the way I’ve handled myself. — Joan Jett

Life is strong and fragile. It’s a paradox… It’s both things, like quantum physics: It’s a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together. — Joan Jett

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If you are gonna live your life, just try to not be crazy, have fun but have some focus and some purpose and try to know what that is. If you don’t know now, try to figure it out. — Joan Jett

Girls see these defined roles they’re supposed to follow in life, but when I was a young child, my parents told me I could be anything. — Joan Jett

I’ve been doing this stuff for so long it’s the one aspect of my life that I’ve paid attention to and really sort of not paid attention to the rest of it. — Joan Jett


A girl can do what she wants to do / And that’s what I’m gonna do. — Joan Jett

Girls have to be allowed to be sexual too, because they are…it is wrong to say they can’t be, that they can’t own it. — Joan Jett

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Girls have got balls. They’re just a little higher up, that’s all. — Joan Jett

The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don’t see girls playing guitars and having success with it. — Joan Jett

A girl playing rock and roll, it’s saying I own my sexuality and I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do. And I think people just find that threatening. — Joan Jett

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