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The Jam was an English rock band formed in Woking, Surrey in 1972. The members were Paul Weller (guitar, vocals), Bruce Foxton (bass guitar, vocals), and Rick Buckler (drums). Having come out of from the short Punk movement they went on to become one of the UK's top bands. They had four number one hits which were Going Underground, Start!, Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender.

The Jam
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The Jam in concert in Newcastle during their Trans-global Unity tour in March 1982.[1]
Background information
OriginWoking, Surrey, England
GenresPunk rock, mod revival, New Wave[2][3][4]
Years active1972–1982
LabelsPolydor
Associated actsThe Style Council, From the Jam, Time UK, Sharp
Past members
Paul Weller
Bruce Foxton
Rick Buckler
Steve Brookes

The Jam disbanded in 1982. Lead singer Paul Weller went on to have hits with The Style Council during the remainder of the 1980s. During the 1990s he had a successful solo career.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Jam Information Pages – by Kevin Lock". Thejam.org.uk. 11 April 2007.
  2. "Retro-Garage the Jam Celebrated With First DVD Collection, The Complete Jam; All the Videos, Dozens Of TV Appearances and More". Business Wire. 31 October 2002. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012.
  3. "From the Jam, Back With Fury 26 Years Later". The Washington Post. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  4. Doug Hoekstra. "SHELLEY & THE JAM". Canopicjar.com.