114. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

We are going to play the gender card again on this selection. There are musicians who are ranked lower on this list who may have been more successful and played in much bigger venues, but it is our guess that nobody inspired more women to pick up a guitar than Joan Jett.   First gaining notice as a member of the all girl group, The Runaways, Jett formed her own band in the early 80’s. The premise of her new band was based on simple basic principle of straight forward Rock and Roll. Jett had the look, the attitude and the ability to become a true star that certainly had the respect of her peers. Helping to break down the gender barriers for other female rockers to follow, Jett’s career may have had various peaks and valleys, but throughout she never veered to far from her basic Rock roots. Considered…
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