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On January 16, 1990.

On January 16, 1990, “Blackheart/CBS-Sony” labels released “The Hit List”, the seventh Joan Jett album. It was recorded 1986 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, and Joan Jett. The album features covers of songs by other authors.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price – drums
  • Sandy Gennaro – drums
  • Ray Davies, Peppy Castro – vocals, guitar
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Darlene Love, Chuck Kentis – backing vocals
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone
  • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Kenny Laguna – various instruments, backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Healy – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Cadley, John Aiosa, Paul Logas – engineer
  • Tom Fritze, Rick Travali, Robert Smith, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Grassi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Deeds – Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
  2. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  3. Pretty Vacant – Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten
  4. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies
  5. Tush – Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
  6. Time Has Come Today – Joe Chambers, Willie Chambers
  7. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  8. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – John Fogerty
  9. Love Me Two Times – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger
  10. Roadrunner USA – Jonathan Ritchman

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Blackheart” and “MCA” labels released “Album”, the third Joan Jett album, and the second to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. It was recorded in 1983, at “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset” New York, and was produced by Joan Jett, Ritchie Cordell, Kenny Laguna, and Greg Kolotkin.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Lee Crystal – drums, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone sax
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor sax
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • The Ross Levinson Strings directed by Ross Levinson
  • Kenny Laguna- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ron Cote – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Spencer Drate, Judith Salavetz – design
  • Meryl Laguna – art direction
  • Dieter Zill – photography

Track listing:

  1. Fake Friends – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. Handyman – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  3. Everyday People – Sylvester Stewart
  4. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Peter Anders
  5. Secret Love – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  6. The French Song – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ricky Byrd, Mike Winter Jr.
  7. Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Ritchie Adams. Malou Rene
  8. Why Can’t We Be Happy – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  9. I Love Playing with Fire – Joan Jett
  10. Coney Island Whitefish – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  11. Had Enough – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ricky Byrd

On April 22, 2003.

On April 22, 2003, Matilda Genevieve Scaduto died aged 77. With her husband Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant wrote number of hits for The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Their songs were recorded by many artists including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tonny Bennett, Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Gram Parson, Joan Jett, The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Lynn Anderson, Sonny James, Eddy Arnold, Bob Moore, Charley Pride, Nazareth, Jim Reeves, Leo Sayer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

On June 14, 1994.

On June 14, 1994, “Blackheart” and “Warner Bros” labels released “Pure and Simple”, the ninth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “Studio Works 11”, “Music Palace” in New York, “Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Ed Stasium, Desmond Child, Jim Vallance and Joan Jett.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony “Bruno” Rey- lead guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson- bass
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Ricky Byrd, John Marshall, Billy Karren, Blake Brocksmith – guitar
  • Mike Howe, Kathleen Hanna– vocals
  • Chuck Kentis – keyboards
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa – engineer, digital editing
  • Lance Clark – digital editing
  • Carl Glanville, Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Mike Thompson, Neil Perry, Danny Kadar, Adam Kasper, Delwyn Brooks, Chuck Johnson – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Go Home – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  2. Eye to Eye – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  3. Spinster – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  4. Torture – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  5. Rubber & Glue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  6. As I Am – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  7. Activity Grrrl – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  8. Insecure – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  9. Wonderin’ – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  10. Consumed – Joan Jett, Thommy Price
  11. You Got a Problem – Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Kathleen Hanna
  12. Brighter Day – Joan Jett, Desmond Child

On June 13, 2006.

On June 13, 2006, “Blackheart Records Group” label released “Sinner”, the eleventh Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded 1999, 2004 – 2006, at “Soundtrack Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ted Templeman, Bob Rock, Joey Levine and Joan Jett.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, guitars
  • Dougie Needles – guitar
  • Kenny Laguna– keyboards
  • Enzo Penizzotto – bass
  • Thommy Price- drums
  • Mike Scielzi – engineer
  • Billy Crater, Craig Snyder, Thom Panunzio- additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Riddles – Joan Jett, Linda Perry, Kenny Laguna
  2. C.D.C. – Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman
  3. Five – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Jim Vallance
  4. Naked – Joan Jett, Rudy Yuly
  5. Everyone Knows – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance
  6. Change the World – Joan Jett, Billy Crooked, Kenny Laguna
  7. Androgynous – Paul Westerberg
  8. Fetish – Joan Jett
  9. Watersign – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Jim Vallance
  10. Tube Talkin’ – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  11. Turn It Around – Joan Jett
  12. Baby Blue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Kenny Laguna
  13. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Peter Anders
  14. Bad Time – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Joey Levine

On May 23, 1988.

On May 23, 1988, “Blackheart” label released “Up Your Alley”, the sixth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1988 and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ric Browde and Desmond Child.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals; guitars
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitars
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
    • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Mick Taylor– guitar solo
  • Frank Carillo– guitar; backing vocals
  • Kenny Laguna– various instruments; backing vocals
  • Desmond Child, Chuck Kentis, Louie Merlino, Paul Carrizzo – backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio– associate producer; engineer; mixer
  • Jay Healy – engineer; mixer
  • Arthur Payson, James A. Ball, John Aiosa – engineer
  • Andrew Spigleman, David Cook, Rich Travali, Roger Talkov, Scott Forman, Teddy Trewhella, Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  2. Ridin’ with James Dean – Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd, Ric Browde
  3. Little Liar – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  4. Tulane – Chuck Berry
  5. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
  6. I Still Dream About You – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Gary Rottger
  7. You Want In, I Want Out – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  8. Just Like in the Movies – Joan Jett, Ric Browde, Ricky Byrd, Kenny Laguna
  9. Desire – Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Kenny Laguna
  10. Back It Up – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Ric Browde
  11. Play That Song Again – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Frank Carillo

On December 9, 1986.

On December 9, 1986, “Blackheart” label released “Good Music”, the fifth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record Plant” in New York City, “Nino Studios” in Baldwin, New York, “Broccoli Rabe” in Fairfield, New Jersey, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset, New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith and Reggie Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett – lead vocal, guitars
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob Halligan, Jr.- guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton- bass
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price, Lee Crystal – drums
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar, bass, drums
  • Rick Knowles – guitar
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Dennis Feldman – bass
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith- percussion
  • Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa – backing vocals
  • Kenny Laguna- various instruments, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • Darlene Love- backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa, Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Good Music – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. This Means War – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna
  3. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman
  4. If Ya Want My Luv – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Black Leather – Joan Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler
  7. Outlaw – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna, Ricky Bird
  8. Just Lust – Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels
  9. You Got Me Floatin’ – Jimi Hendrix
  10. Contact – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna

On November 18, 1981.

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On November 18, “Boardwalk” label released “I Love Rock ‘n Roll”, the second  Joan Jett studio album. It was recorded June – September 1981, at “Kingdom Sound Studios” and “Soundworks Studios” in New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna and Ritchie Cordell. It was the first album to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– vocals, guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – guitar
  • Eric Ambel– guitar
  • Gary Ryan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Lee Crystal – drums
  • Will “Dub” Jones– vocals
  • The Coasters– backing vocals
  • Glen Kolotkin – engineer, associate producer
  • Gerry Gabinelli – engineer
  • Stew Romain – mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker
  2. (I’m Gonna) Run Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  3. Love is Pain – Joan Jett
  4. Nag – Arthur Cher
  5. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James, Peter Lucia jr.
  6. Victim of Circumstance – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  7. Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark, Mike Smith
  8. Be Straight – Joan Jett, Greg Kihn, Kenny laguna
  9. You’re Too Possessive – Joan Jett
  10. Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone

On December 10, 1973.

World renowned East Village club CBGB's faces closure

On December 10, 1973, “CBGB” club was open by Hilly Kristal at 315 Bowery, intersecting Bleecker Street, in the East Village. New York. The name “CBGB” stands for country, bluegrass and blues, Kristal’s original idea but “CBGB” soon became a legend  punk and new wave venue. The Ramones, Television, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Talking Heads are just some of the bands that performed in the club.

The club closed on October 15, 2006, with the final concert by Patti Smith.