How Mary Tyler Moore & Her 'Groundbreaking' Show Inspired Joan Jett

Joan Jett speaks during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland.
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Joan Jett speaks during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland. 

Legendary rocker Joan Jett mourned the loss of TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday (Jan. 25) at age 80.

In 1996, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts released a cover of the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song “Love is All Around,” which reached No. 8 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

In a statement to Billboard on Wednesday, Jett said, “I grew up watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was inspired that women were shown as being equal to men and it had an influence on me as I became a musician. The show was groundbreaking, important and funny. I will miss Mary Tyler Moore.”

Watch Jett & the Blackhearts perform the theme song on The Late Show With David Letterman in '96:

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