Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick


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Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA  91768
Back in the late 1970s, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick were simpatico allies who hung out and toured together. Jett was still trying to find herself as a solo performer after the messy breakup of The Runaways, and Cheap Trick were just starting to get belated national attention after the gatekeepers of classic-rock radio mostly ignored the numerous hard-rock and power-pop gems on the Illinois quartet’s first two studio albums. By the early ’80s, though, both Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts had become so popular through touring that the corporate rock establishment was forced to acknowledge their impact, and both groups continue to release credible albums four decades later. While the sound system and sightlines at Pomona Fairplex are mediocre, there’s something eternally thrilling about hearing these musicians at the county fair with the sounds and lights of the carnival in the distance behind them.
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