In the 1980’s, when most mainstream female musicians were doing bubblegum pop or folk, Joan Jett hit the scene as an aggressive, punk-influenced singer and guitarist.
She got her first guitar at age 13, and two years later helped form the all-teen girl band, The Runaways.
In 1980, she put together The Blackhearts, and soon got a true taste of stardom with the number one hit, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
With her leather-clad, bad girl image, Jett has collaborated with female groups like Babes In Toyland.
Over the decades, many have questioned her sexuality.
But in 2008, on her own press release about an upcoming concert, she was referred to as lesbian. For years prior to that, Jett performed with a sticker on her guitar that says, “Dykes Rule.”
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting the “Truthful History Heals” exhibit, an artistic re-imagining of Monument Avenue and other historical markers into more accurate representations of history. “Truthful History Heals” was curated by Beth Marschak, a life-long LGBTQ activist and Chair of the Board at Diversity Richmond. ”It started out because I was [...]