Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
She is best known for her hit single "I Love Rock N' Roll", which was on the Billboard charts from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for her other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover", "Do You Wanna Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love is All Around", "Bad Reputation," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," and "Little Liar."
Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Her musical and song-writing approach is heavily influenced by the hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythms common to many rock bands of her native Philadelphia, often featuring lyrics surrounding themes of lost love, criticisms of insincerity, the struggles and resolution of the American working class, and the quest for authenticity.
Citation about Joan Jett : "I don't give a shit that she's a lesbian. Oh fuck, all my wildest fantasies can't happen now that I know she's playing for the other team, because we all know that if she were straight, she'd totally go with me. Okay, now pardon me while I put my sarcasm back in my pants....".