Today, Joan Jett’s career is still going strong. At 55, and after 38 years of rock and roll, she is not at all ready to give it up. In 1975, when she was only 15, she and Cherrie Currie created the rock group called the Runaways. Though the Runaways were never much of a success in the United States, in 1977 they became practically an overnight sensation in Japan thanks to their hit “Cherry Bomb”. After the group parted in 1979, Jett found her own success as a solo artist, along with her band, “The Blackhearts”. Joan Jett achieved great success after the group split and on top of that, she is in the Rolling Stones Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, at number 78, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Some of her greatest hits were “I Love Rock and Roll”, “Bad Reputation”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You”, “Crimson and Clover” and “Do You Wanna Touch Me”. She even released a new album this year, “Unvarnished”. Joan Jett is one of my many idols; I encourage everyone to check her out!