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1979 was a transitional year for Joan Jett. The Runaways, the seminal punk rockers and quintessential all girl band that Jett had formed in 1975, had performed their final concert on December 31, 1978. In early 1979, due to musical differences between bandmembers, The Runaways broke up. In the spring of '79, Toby Mamis, The Runaways' manager at the time, contacted Kenny Laguna, a veteran of many bubble gum hits of the '60s, to write and produced some songs with Jett. Laguna brought in Ritchie Cordell, also a '60s bubble gum veteran, to cowrite and coproduce. In August, Laguna and Cordell flew out to Los Angeles to meet with Jett, and within a few days had formed the basis for the songs contained on The First Sessions. Raw and spontaneous, these tracks are a document of the first sessions of Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna's prolific partnership. Colored vinyl pressing with accompanying download.