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Joan Jett: At 21, a Survivor

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 1980

AT 21, JOAN Jett is a five-year rock veteran. She was a 15-year-old San Fernando Valley high schooler when L.A. entrepreneur Kim Fowley recruited her for the Runaways, the all-girl band which, in retrospect, was a pioneering force. For all the controversy surrounding it, the group helped pave the way for a vital local-band scene and for a new breed of female rock performer.

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