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Wed, Sep 19, 2018 1:59 AM

Live Poll: Joan Jett Still Loves Rock 'N' Roll...

...even at age 60! Seminal rock musician Joan Jett, who (believe it or not) is turning 60 on September 22, started her music career as a teenager, playing in the all-girl band The Runaways. Since then Jett has gone around the world and back, spending the majority of her life on the road. Her romance with rock has never cooled.

To celebrate Joan's birthday, we have a list below of facts as well as some of her accomplishments. Which do you find most interesting?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls028736463

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/hOGqyb8iHAE/

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add  few...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Joan+Jett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kBnRQwVzdM - 48:50
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Live 2018 [Full Set] [Live Performance] [Concert]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Jett
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) (age 59)
is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
and occasional actress


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Paul McCartney
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005200/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paul+mccartney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QGxFpSb6Sc - 1:42:26
Paul McCartney: Live from NYC
Streamed live on Sep 7, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942)  (age 76)
is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer
for the rock band the Beatles,
widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music.
His songwriting partnership with John Lennon
was the most successful of the post-war era
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Mick Jagger
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001396/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rolling+stones+2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV4CBxv057I - 2:00:22
The Rolling Stones - Live London 2018 May 25th, full video soundboard!!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jagger
Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943) (age 75)
is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor
who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones


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Here's a cool cover of Everyday People by Joan and the Blackhearts. Not only are there some killer guitar solos, but that the beginning there's a nice shot of my friend Mike, her drummer.


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Here's a cool cover of Everyday People by Joan and the Blackhearts. Not only are there some killer guitar solos, but that the beginning there's a nice shot of my friend Mike, her drummer.


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Not sure why that posted twice...

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I've discovered she was 59 earlier this year and was certainly not believing my eyes when I looked at her recent photographs. 

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EXACTLY!

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Typo in #2 (Joan was still in high school when she joined the band...) and #11 (Kristen Stewart).

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Fixed, thank you.

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All the links are added.

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2 years ago

Why "Wants" and not "Loves"?

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GOOD CALL!!!! OMG!

Such a better title too!

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Peter, could you please edit the title of this thread to "love"?

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This poll rocks, lol. I had no idea that "Jett" was not a stage name, nor that she was in a movie with Gena Rowlands, et. al. 

May I suggest a few edits to #4" ('Just punctuation, which is really hard to see, so I bolded the characters around the punctuation, as well.)

Joan and partner Kenny Laguna took her first solo album, "Bad Reputation," to 23 record labels and they were rejected by all of them. Joan and Kenny decided to created their own label - Blackheart Records - using Laguna's daughter's college savings. As Laguna said, "We couldn't think of anything else to do but print up records ourselves." The album, which featured musicians including Frank Infante and  Clem Burke, from Blondie, and Steve Jones and Paul Cook, from The Sex Pistols, was named the album No. 36 on their '50 Coolest Albums of All Time" List in 2005. Creating the record label made Joan the first female artist to run her own indie record company.

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Done. Thanks.

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Actually, the thing about "Jett" being her mother's maiden name is a myth that Joan started years ago, for whatever reason. But, the truth is, that she just came up with the name because she thought it went well with her first name and sounded cool. In a recent interview with Times Talks, she finally confirmed that indeed, the story about it being her mother's maiden name is a myth.

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Do you have a link to that?

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Here's the video interview:

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RAWK ON!!!

My pick was Kenny Laguna using his daughter's college savings to start Blackheart Records.

Thanks to the IMDb gods for picking this and celebrating Joan.