The JamLate 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band. Formed 1976. Disbanded 1982
The Jam Biography (Wikipedia)
The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey.
While it shared the "angry young man" outlook and fast tempo of the contemporary mid-1970s' British punk rock movement, in contrast with it the band wore smartly tailored suits reminiscent of English pop-bands in the early 1960s, and incorporated mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences into its sound, particularly from The Who's work of that period, and also drew influence from the work of the Kinks and the music of American Motown. This placed the act at the forefront of the 1970s/1980s nascent Mod Revival movement.
The band released 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK Albums Chart. When the group disbanded in 1982, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.
- Rick Buckler remembers his time with The Jamhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stppd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stppd.jpg2018-02-04T16:55:00.000ZThe Jam drummer Rick Buckler tells Johnnie about his decade and time with band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05wsjwv
Rick Buckler remembers his time with The Jam
- Rick Bucklerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02t4ykn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02t4ykn.jpg2015-06-07T16:26:00.000ZRick Bucklerhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02t4ym6
- Paul Weller enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j4n2d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j4n2d.jpg2015-02-01T20:55:00.000ZPaul Weller is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame on Sunday Night with Michael Ball.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02hywft
Paul Weller enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- The Jam - a portraithttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014vbc9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014vbc9.jpg2013-03-06T22:01:00.000ZJohnnie Walker introduces a portrait of The Jam and lead singer Paul Weller, drawn entirely from BBC archive interviews and performances.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014vbk6
The Jam - a portrait
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