Joan Jett is 60 this week.
In the 1970s she was a founding member of the all-girl group The Runaways and in 1976, whilst on tour of the UK, she saw a TV which featured a band called the Arrows performing the song I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. After The Runaways split in 1979, she attempted a solo career and came, once again, to the UK and recorded some songs with a couple of members of the Sex Pistols. One of the was a cover of I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.
She formed The Blackhearts in 1981 and re-recorded the song and this time, with the backing of a major label, it became a massive hit spending seven weeks at number one in America and number four in the UK where it spend 10 weeks on the chart.
Let’s remember this classic from 36 years ago.