Joan Jett sans Runaways

Joan Jett is a rare breed of rock ‘n’ roll artist who has played anywhere and everywhere that has requested her services. When she pulled in for a show on January 17, 1982 at the Youngstown Agora, she was already a veteran of three shows at the club with the Runaways in the ’70s. This show was at the start of her trip into super stardom as the eventual No. 1 hit single “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” was released three days after. Reviews of the show at the time have the attendance at about 1,000.

WHAT THE SHOW LOOKED LIKE: Here’s Joan in 1982 (much later in the year) performing the famous Arrows cover to a crowd of rabid German rock fans.

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