Joan Jett: The Rock Icon’s Journey, Biography, and Musical Legacy

Joan Jett: The Rock Icon’s Journey, Biography, and Musical Legacy

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. The Remarkable Journey of Joan Jett: A Biography


Joan Jett, an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, producer, musician, and actress, has made a significant impact in the music industry.

She gained widespread recognition as the lead singer of the renowned band “Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.”

Early Life and Profile


Born on September 22, 1958, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Joan Jett is currently 64 years old as of 2023.

She grew up in Wynnewood and later moved to Maryland and then to West Covina, California.

She currently resides in Long Beach, New York. With American nationality and a Christian belief, Joan Jett’s upbringing was rooted in Protestantism, although she doesn’t adhere to any specific religion.

Joan Jett’s Background and Personal Information

  • Full Name: Joan Marie Larkin
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date of Birth: September 22, 1958
  • Age: 64 Years Old
  • Birth Place: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Current Residence: Long Beach, New York
  • Profession: Singer, Guitarist, Record Producer, and Actress
  • Debut: TV Series – “Highlander: The Series” (1992), Music Video – “You Don’t Own Me” (1979), Film – “Urgh! A Music War” (1981)
  • Years Active: 1975 – Present
  • Famous Role: Felicia Martins in the TV Series “Highlander: The Series” (1992)
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Ethnicity: Irish, English, and Scottish Descent
  • Hometown: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Education: High School (Wheaton High School in Maryland, Randolph Junior Senior High in Randolph, New York)

Joan Jett’s Family and Siblings


Joan Jett’s parents are James and Dorothy Larkin. Her father, James Larkin, worked as a salesperson in the insurance sector, while her mother, Dorothy Larkin, was a secretary.

She has two siblings, an elder sister named Anne Larkin and an elder brother named James Larkin.

Joan Jett’s Relationships and Personal Life

Joan Jett’s current relationship status is single. Being bisexual, she has been involved with various individuals throughout her life.

Before 1974, she had a romantic relationship with bassist Kira Roessler.


She also had a brief encounter with Lisa Curland. In 1974, there were rumors of her dating Danny Bonaduce, but it was later clarified to be just a rumor.

Speculations arose about her relationship with Cherie Currie, the lead singer of her former band.

In 1977, her name was linked with Dee Dee Ramone, Tom Peterson, and Pleasant Gehman.

She briefly crossed paths with Billy Idol in 1978 and was also rumored to be dating John Lydon.

In 2001, she dated actor Chuck Zito for a few months before they broke up.


Joan Jett’s Career

Joan Jett’s passion for music led her to form her band, “The Runaways,” at the age of 15.

Initially facing criticism due to their perceived amateur status, the band struggled to gain popularity amidst the dominance of disco music in the 1970s.

Despite initial setbacks, they found success in Japan and gained a devoted following.

Following the disbandment of The Runaways, Joan Jett embarked on a solo career, facing rejection from record labels until she co-founded “Blackheart Records” with producer Kenny Laguna.


She released her self-titled solo album in 1980, becoming the first woman in American music history to run a record label.

Collaborating with her band, The Blackhearts, Joan Jett achieved significant success with albums like “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Album.”

Joan Jett’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Joan Jett’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.


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