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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation? Happy Birthday Anyway!

San Vicente's most popular party girl has a birthday today. Happy Birthday Joan Jett. She loves rock n roll, and rock n rollers love her. Goodwill ambassador for LA punk rock... Joan united the UK and NYC punks with Los Angeles via Cleveland through her personal and professional friendships with musicians like Sid Vicious, Billy Idol, Stiv Bators and the Dead Boys, the Ramones and each and every member of Blondie, past and present.

Joan Jett - what's not to love?
Hey Joan from San Vicente - many happy returns!

Joan's life has been celebrated extra large these past couple years, decades after she founded The Runaways. There was that movie The Runaways, that beautiful coffee table book with Todd Oldham, Joan Jett, and this month, Bad Reputation by Dave Thompson.

She don't give a damn about her bad reputation. You shouldn't either.

In a couple weeks, I will be extending the shelf life on Joan's birthday celebration by featuring big beautiful prints of her from the various books they've been in -- the books about her and the books about punk.

Yes - the Unguarded Moments tour continues! Our show at Maryville, TN's Southland Books includes a celebration of the publication of Bad Reputation, so come join us if you're in the area. More info here.

72joan billy
With Billy Idol and Pleasant

In Joan Jett's Bedroom
In bed with Stiv and Cynthia... you saw this in Creem

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