Videos of the week part 2 – Birthday wishes to Joan from FANS

Us Jettheads are a creative bunch! 😀 Not all of these are from this year, but I’m sure the message still applies!

(By the way, Joan is playing in Pensacola, Florida tonight. Please sing Happy Birthday to her and get it on video!)


Birthday wish

Birthday wishes from ALL OVER THE WORLD:

Happy Birthday – Donnie and Nikki

Happy Birthday #1 – joanjettvids

Happy Birthday #2 – joanjettvids

Birthday tribute from cheriecurriefan:

Birthday message from cheriecurriefan:

Fans sing Happy Birthday to Joan in 2008:

And here’s a little girl who wanted Joan to come to HER birthday party back in June:

Videos of the week part 1: Happy Birthday Joan!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the redesigned Born to be Jetthead site! The bulk of the work is done, although I’ll be tweaking and adding stuff all day. Here’s a few videos to get the party started. Enjoy!

Thanks to the amazing Liz Cullen for the new blog header!


Joan with Foo Fighters last night at Music Midtown in Atlanta:

Crimson and Clover  (Jett Eye Lock much???)

Do You Wanna Touch Me – TV performance (Wish I knew where this is from!)

Love Me Two Times – Doors cover (from The Hit List)

Oh Woe is Me

Too Bad on Your Birthday


Fanmade Joan Jett Birthday Videos – 2011 edition

Ready for some more #HappyBDayJoanJett Fun, Fun, Fun?

Watch on YouTube

Watch on YouTube

Watch on YouTube


Happy Birthday, Joanie! I hope you’re as excited about this day as the Jettheads are. 🙂

We’re all looking forward to another year of your Blackheart-style rock-and-roll to keep our engines running. Thank you for everything you do for us, and for always being our light. Have a great day with your friends and family, and don’t work too hard!



(Wow, that was actually kind of nice. Simple, and to the point. A far cry from the long-assed emo crap I used to send in her birthday cards when I was a kid. Maybe I’ll bust one of those out for you guys to laugh at later. :D)

Let’s get this party started with some cool Joan Jett birthday graphics from WannabeJett and @Gek_Ina12. I’ve got loads of other birthday goodies pre-scheduled for you, Jettheads, so stay tuned throughout the day! Enjoy!

(And don’t forget to tweet HappyBDayJoanJett to all of your followers, if you’re into Twitter. Let’s try to make it a trending topic!)

From @Gek_Ina12

From WannabeJett, via email

From WannabeJett, via email

Preparing for Joan Jett’s birthday

Tomorrow, September 22, is Joan Jett’s birthday, and Born to be Jetthead’s one year anniversary. To celebrate, I have planned a redesign of the site which will take effect tomorrow.

Tonight, I will have to mark the blog as private while I make my changes, and you won’t be able to access it during that time.

I’ll announce when the site is back up. I hope you like it. It won’t be perfect, but what is?

See you on the other side!

Gibson wishes Joan Jett a happy birthday

Gibson posted a birthday wish for Joan. Here’s a snippet:

Jett has lost none of her passion for her beloved rock ‘n’ roll. Doubters need only check out her recent performance for the “Nissan Live Set” concert series to see a artist in full flight, still reveling in making music. “I’m so blessed to be doing what I do,” Jett says at one point.

Likewise, we’re blessed — blessed that Jett is still going strong and that she’s lost none of her leather-clad edge … Gibson joins with Jett’s fans in wishing her a wonderful birthday.

Read the rest of the article HERE. Thanks Gibson!

Who else shares Joan Jett’s birthday?

Marq Torien, the lead singer of 1980’s-era hair metal band The Bulletboys, was born on September 22, just like Joan Jett. I’ve known this since around 1989 because I had a 36-month subscription to Metal Edge Magazine, and every year around this time, I would flip to the famous birthday section to see if they would publish Joan’s birthday. And every year, all I got was Marq Torien. I got my vindication in 2006 when Joan graced the cover of Metal Edge for a story on the Vans Warped Tour. Remembering this made me wonder: Who else shares Joan Jett’s birthday? Well, a f*ckton of people do, but here are a few that stood out to me: 

Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain climber who became the first woman to reach the top of Mount Everest on May 16, 1975, exactly 2 months and 20 days before Joan Jett formed The Runaways.

More famous birthdays after the jump! Continue reading

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Best wishes to Joan Jett on her birthday!

I like to do something nice to remember Joan Jett’s birthday every year. Sometimes I’ll send her a birthday card. I’ve never baked a cake or sent her a gift, but last year I donated money to the Arbor Day Foundation and planted trees in her name.


The gift that keeps on giving

My gift to Joan in 2008

This year, I wanted to give something to the fans, so I created this site. Welcome to Born to be Jetthead. You can read more about it HERE.

I hope you like it. I can’t take it back because I lost the receipt.

Today I’m going to watch Light of Day and paint my nails black.

How do you like to celebrate Joan Jett’s birthday?