Today we are talking about a gal who picked up a guitar at 13, formed a band at 15 and at this moment is touring the country to audiences who love Rock n’ Roll. Today we’re going to talk about Godmother of Punk, the Queen of Rock and Roll, the life and legacy of your gal, Joan Jett.
Learn About Joan in Less Than 2 Minutes
Show Notes & Extra’s:
- What Leah and Phoebe knew about Joan before research begin.
- A brief history of Punk Rock. (Reference: “The History and Evolution of Punk Rock Music”)
- Where Joan grew up and how she got an electric guitar at age 13.
- Name change.
- Forming The Runaways at age 15. Big hit was “Cherry Bomb”.
- Going solo and going indie.
- I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll album sells more than 10 million copies.
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts release 12 albums to date.
- Joan’s acting appearances in movies and TV Shows.
- Blackheart Records releasing albums of punk, hip-hop and rock n’ roll artists. Leah mentions Girl in a Comma and Fea and two greats to check out.
- Joan’s producing artists like The Germs, Bikini Kill and L7.
- Joan’s dedication to PETA, Farm Sanctuary and the fact she’s a vegetarian.
- Joan’s 20 years of playing for the troops at military installations.
- What legacy Leah and Phoebe think Joan might be building.
- What they learned from Joan Jett.
- More performances and videos can be found our article “Performances of Gals Who Rock“.
Also In Our Gals Who Rock Series
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Your Gal Friday is a weekly podcast about female leaders, innovators and rule breakers. Your hosts, Dr. Leah Leach & Ms. Phoebe Frear, talk about the life and legacy about a gal as well as what they have learned from her.