5 Fascinating Facts About Joan Jett

The Runaways' Formation: Joan Jett co-founded The Runaways after discovering glam rock in Hollywood's English Disco, fulfilling her dream of an all-girl band.

Near-Death Experience: During The Runaways' contractual obligation, Jett contracted a heart infection, leading to hospitalization and the end of the movie project.

Record Label Rejections: Jett faced 23 rejections from major labels for a solo career but persevered, eventually co-founding Blackheart Records and releasing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

Iconic Album's Origin:  "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," Jett's breakthrough hit, was financed by her producer's daughter's college fund, becoming a chart-topping success.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, recognizing her significant contributions to music.