Singer Joan Jett is known as a punk pioneer for aggressive and popular music and a women’s role model. Learn more at Biography.com. One of punk’s biggest achievements was in balancing gender equality, allowing charismatic female. singer-songwriters including Joni Mitchell and Carole King had begun to make a mark in the late 60s. Dan Kendall Black Midi: In the buzz band sweepstakes out of England at this year’s festival, this…