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September 19, 2011
SHE (STILL) DON'T give a damn 'bout her bad reputation, but looks like celebrated '80s guitar goddess Joan Jett will always love rock 'n' roll - even when she turns 53 this Thursday. Jett, a/k/a Joan Marie Larkin, spent her first nine years on the Main Line. (Wonder what her hair looked like then, and whether leather pants came in her size?) Now a New Yorker, she remains America's rebellion-streaked everywoman, with no plans to quit stomping stages. What do the planets plan for punk's godmother?
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January 10, 1992 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Music Critic
It was like watching the 76ers from the scoring table, or having the Philadelphia Orchestra over to perform in your living room. Tuesday night at a cozy, standing-room-only Theater of Living Arts, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts played 90 minutes of arena rock without the arena. Nobody missed the crowd-revving gestures employed by most arena bands, or the high-tech lighting. But nobody could miss the sweat that matted Jett's short black hair, either: This was an evening dedicated to the basics of rock and roll, and the band's precise execution was spectacle enough.
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February 22, 1990 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Beginning pop stars, like children, learn through imitation. They practice their instruments while listening to their favorite records, searching for the right chords and a reasonable approximation of the guitar solo. By the time they're playing with buddies in some indulgent parent's garage, the repertoire consists of the favorite - and often the simplest - songs from their collective record collections. Years later, if the playful amateur becomes a working musician, these are the tunes that pop up as sound-check staples or as concert encores.
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July 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Joan Jett is returning home, in a sense, next week, sharing a bill with Roger Daltrey for his Teen Cancer benefit at the Kimmel Center. At a band rehearsal, the one-time bassist for the Runaways and the woman behind such hedonistic anthems as "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," sets the record straight. Jett is a Philadelphia musical Walk of Fame rocker, with a gold star along Broad Street from the Philadelphia Music Alliance. She was a true local for only the first six months of life.
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March 23, 2010 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
"As soon as somebody said, 'Hey, do you want to play Joan Jett?' I said, 'Yes, definitely!' And then you realize afterward what a big job that is. " That's Kristen Stewart talking. And, as things turned out, that's Kristen Stewart playing Joan Jett in The Runaways: punked out in leather and a Jett-black shag in the just-released rock biopic about the '70s all-girl glam band. In the film, which opened Friday and neatly captures the head-spinning rush of being onstage thrashing your guitar when you're 17 years old, Stewart is the Wynnewood-born Ms. Jett and Dakota Fanning - another kid actor who has managed to segue into young-adult roles - is Cherie Currie, the blank-faced blond lead singer in the stripper couture.
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July 22, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
HOWARD JAFFE was an impressionable 16-year-old when he first saw the Who at JFK Stadium, in 1982. Roger Daltrey's commanding stage presence and Pete Townshend's ferocious guitar got him hooked. The Who have long since given up the steady touring that touched Jaffe and thousands of other teenagers, but Daltrey and Townshend now touch the lives of new generations of teens who have been victimized by cancer. Teen Cancer America is the fledgling, stateside counterpart of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a group that has established more than 25 teenage inpatient units in the United Kingdom since it formed in 1990.
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January 3, 1992 | By Dan DeLuca, Special to The Inquirer
She really does love rock and roll. Talk to Joan Jett on the telephone and you can't miss it. It's the voice of a fan. She's going on about the young bands she's been listening to: "I'm a huge fan of the Replacements. I really like Jane's Addiction, but now they broke up. I like the Nirvana record, but everybody seems to like that. And I just got turned on to this band Fugazi from D.C. They're a great band. " Then there are the bands that lit her rock fire: "I think the first single I ever bought was 'All Right Now' (the 1970 hit by British hard-rock group Free)
LIVING
April 14, 2010 | By Dawn Fallik FOR THE INQUIRER
Most student internships tend to involve filing, fetching coffee, and getting glimpses of a desired career. Laurel Salvo spent her fall semester hanging out with Joan Jett. OK, sometimes that meant going to Starbucks or organizing files for the icon, but hanging out backstage in Atlantic City and watching a photo shoot at a New York recording studio aren't bad perks. "It was just a chance I took," said Salvo, who saw, and loved, the new Joan Jett flick The Runaways last weekend.
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July 30, 2006 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The sun has come out on a rainy Warped Tour afternoon, and Joan Jett has things to do. First of all, the ripped, ageless rocker needs her vegan pre-show meal. That'll be a Taco Bell rice-and-bean burrito, please, and there better not be any cheese on that. Then she has to make her way from her backstage tour bus to the main stage - one of 10 stages - where she and her band, the Blackhearts, will be headlining the traveling carnival, which comes to the Tweeter Center in Camden on Thursday.
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May 23, 2002 | By SARA SHERR For the Daily News
Emo graduates the Promise Ring are back with their more sophisticated "Wood/Water" (8 tonight at the Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, $14.50. With Certainly Sir and La Guardia. Secret Cinema presents another program of unintentionally campy, educational short films from the '40s to the '60s on topics ranging from bubblegum to public safety (8 p.m. tomorrow, Moore College of Art and Design, 20th and Race streets, 215-568-4515, ext. 4099, www.voicenet.com/~jschwart, $6)
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July 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Joan Jett is returning home, in a sense, next week, sharing a bill with Roger Daltrey for his Teen Cancer benefit at the Kimmel Center. At a band rehearsal, the one-time bassist for the Runaways and the woman behind such hedonistic anthems as "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," sets the record straight. Jett is a Philadelphia musical Walk of Fame rocker, with a gold star along Broad Street from the Philadelphia Music Alliance. She was a true local for only the first six months of life.
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July 22, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
HOWARD JAFFE was an impressionable 16-year-old when he first saw the Who at JFK Stadium, in 1982. Roger Daltrey's commanding stage presence and Pete Townshend's ferocious guitar got him hooked. The Who have long since given up the steady touring that touched Jaffe and thousands of other teenagers, but Daltrey and Townshend now touch the lives of new generations of teens who have been victimized by cancer. Teen Cancer America is the fledgling, stateside counterpart of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a group that has established more than 25 teenage inpatient units in the United Kingdom since it formed in 1990.
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July 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
IN A Q&A on the website Reddit, the Who 's Roger Daltrey complained that he was having trouble getting American artists to pitch in when it came to his upcoming Philly benefit concert with Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. All proceeds from the concert, at the Kimmel Center on July 28, go to building a center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for teens with cancer. "One of the things we're struggling with is getting more Americans involved, more American entertainers like myself, the backbone of the music industry was this age group, and I feel like if you've been successful and you've made it, just by donating a bit of your time, a bit of your energy, even if it's just talking about what we are trying to achieve now," Daltrey wrote.
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June 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T HE WHO 's Roger Daltry and Joan Jett are teaming up for a Philly show to aid Teen Cancer America, and I've got the details early. Daltry and Jett, who was born in Wynnewood but left the area when she was still a baby, will rock the Kimmel Center on July 28 to support the charity, whose mission is to help teenagers in their fight against cancer. Most treatment options focus on either kids or adults. But Teen Cancer America will enable Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance their treatment of teens by creating a new space for young adults.
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October 5, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S THAT TIME of year again: When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its new nominees and Tattle goes "Huh?" First-time nominees this go-around are Rush , Deep Purple , Public Enemy and N.W.A . They join returnees Heart , Joan Jett and the Blackhearts , Randy Newman , Donna Summer , Chic , the Meters , Albert King , the Marvelettes, Procol Harum, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and ...
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