|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Years active||1987 - 1996|
|Associated acts||Joan Jones|
|Past members||Joan Jones (vocals, songwriter, founder)
David Russo (guitars, keyboards, vocals, songwriter, founder)
Glen Holmen (bass)
David Raven (drums)
Craig Levitz (drums)
Jack Irons (drums)
Dave Navarro (guitars)
Mike Lawrence (drums)
Bret Jensen (guitars)
Eddie Russo (bass)
Despite a cult following, considerable commercial potential, and moderate success both as a touring live act and on record, the band never quite caught on, and split in 1996.
Sun-60 began as an acoustic folk duo, composed of Joan Jones and David Russo playing under the name Far Cry. Gradually their sound became harder-edged, and they added various musicians to form a rock rhythm section.
Jones and Russo split in 1996. Russo concentrated on film scores.
Jones released the solo album Starlite Criminal in 1998. It has much the same sound as Headjoy, and might be considered "the fourth Sun-60 album". She continues to perform and to release singles and collections from her web sites as well as her additional albums "Atlanta Sessions", "Velvet Underdog" and "Brown Blonde". Joan Jones and Bret Jensen who was a guitarist in the band SUN 60 and with Joan Jones now, collaborated and sang together for the song "Heartbeat" in the recent feature film "P.S. I Love You", starring Gerard Butler from "300" and Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank. Jones is currently at work on a new album due out in 2009.
As of January 2009, Joan Jones is on a nationwide tour with Big Head Todd and The Monsters from February 2009 through May 2009, as their opening act for various dates with them.
|Sun-60||July 1991||Epic Records|
|Only||June 1, 1993||Epic Records|
|Headjoy||August 1, 1995||Epic Records|
- Sun-60 biography at Sony BMG
- Trouser Press: Sun-60
- Joan Jones "Atlanta Sessions" CD
- Joan Jones "Velvet Underdog" CD
- Joan Jones "Starlight Criminal" CD
- Joan Jones "Brown Blonde" CD