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Joan Jett’s Life in Photos

From the Runaways to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a look back at the rock pioneer’s groundbreaking career

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Musician Joan Jett accepts the "Icon" award at the 2014 Gibson Brands AP Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

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Joan Jett on stage in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014.

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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES- 1977- 1978: Joan Jett of The Runaways when she was living at The Tropicana Motel in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photos by Brad Elterman/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

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Waitin’ for the Night

Joan Jett when she was in the Runaways and living at the Tropicana Motel in Los Angeles, in 1978.

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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1980: Photo of Joan Jett (Photo by Anne Fishbein/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Up Your Alley

Joan Jett, circa 1980.

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Joan Jett on set of her video shoot, London 01/06/1983 (Photo by Terry Lott/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images)

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Make Believe

Joan Jett on the set of a video shoot in London, in 1983.

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Musician Joan Jett and actor Michael J. Fox during filming of the movie 'Light of Day' (directed by Paul Schrader), Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 1986. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

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Light of Day

Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox during filming of the movie 'Light of Day' in Chicago, in 1986

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 14: Joan Jett and Steve Tyler have a laugh at Les Paul's 75th birthday party at the Hard Rock Cafe. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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Sweet Emotion

Joan Jett and Steven Tyler at Les Paul's 75th birthday party at the Hard Rock Cafe on June 14th, 1990.

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Actor Chuck Zito and Musician Joan Jett attend MTV's 20th Birthday Celebration on August 1, 2001 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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This Thing of Ours

Joan Jett and actor Chuck Zito attend MTV's 20th Birthday Celebration on August 1, 2001 in New York City.

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Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett and Jon Bon Jovi during "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's..." - A Benefit Evening for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - 2003 - Show at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)

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Change the World

Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson, in New York City in 2003.

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 21: Joan Jett of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts performs during the 2012 Music Midtown Festival at Piedmont Park on September 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)

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Let’s Do It

 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta in 2012.

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