UPDATE: You can now read the whole article on Esquire’s official website HERE.
A site called “Oh No They Didn’t” on LiveJournal posted a full scan of Joan’s Esquire Magazine article HERE.
THIS is my favorite comment:
Yay a Joan post!
I remember times when I was at shows and the person on stage locked eyes with me. And in that moment everything was right with the world
I love this answer. The first time I saw her, I was in the front and started to get a little woozy, which apparently showed up on my face and she waved and mouthed “are you ok” to me and after that I was fine.
I couldn’t shut up about to all my friends for weeks. I finally got to take my boyfriend to one of her shows and he swears up and down that she was staring at him while singing an entire song. He gets all bent out of shape if you try to tell him he’s delusional lol It’s srs bsns when Joan looks at you.
Testimony for the Jett Eye Lock*. Love it!
What’s YOUR Jett Eye Lock story?
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 →