June 03--Hyannis Port, MA-- Rock n'Roll icon and trailblazer Joan Jett and her band the Blackhearts performed before a an enthusiastic Best Buddies Challenge audience. Jett sang her popular hits. She is known for her influence in the world of rock music. She was a pioneer as one of the first females in the dominated world of rock music.
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With her early band, the Runaways, was a hard rock sound in the age of disco. However they help set a trend of five women singing about sex, rebelling and partying. Jett appeared in what is now her trademark, red leather jumpsuits. The band faced an uphill battle of breaking into mainstream music but they persisted, they had many music successes, their song "Cherry Bomb" was a punk hit. They gained notoriety in Japan, with three gold records.
After 1979, Jett and her band the Runaways disbanded. Going solo was a hard road, 23 different record companies rejected her new album. Thus she founded Blackhearts Records in 1980 with her producer partner, Kenny Laguna. With help from, "The Who" Their first album Bad Reputation was picked up by Boardwalk Records. Although her sound didn't catch on, the second album with "I Love Rock n Roll" with the title track reached #1 on the pop charts in
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She continues with her three cord rock and roll, and has continuously worked on writing and producing music & releasing albums. Her last studio album Unvarnished was in 2013. In 2015 she was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Her record label still promotes "girl bands" and female artists. Jett also participated in USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tours.
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