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Paul Weller - 100% match to The Jam

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John William Weller, 25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England. The rise and fall from critical grace, and subsequent rise of vocalist and guitarist Paul Weller could occupy a small chapter in any book on UK rock music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. The recipient of almost universal acclaim and ‘spokesman for a generation’ accolades with the Jam, after the release of the Styl Read more

The Style Council - 83% match to The Jam

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UK band founded in 1983 by Paul Weller (John William Weller, 25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England) and Mick Talbot (b. 11 September 1958, London, England). Weller had been lead singer of the Jam while Talbot was the former keyboards player with the Merton Parkas, Dexys Midnight Runners, and the Bureau. Other collaborators included drummer Steve White (b. 31 May 1965, London, Read more

The Undertones - 58% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in November 1975, this much-loved punk pop quintet comprised Feargal Sharkey (Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; vocals), John O’Neill (b. John Joseph O’Neill, 26 August 1957, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; guitar), Damian O’Neill (b. Stephen Damian O’Neill, 15 January 1961, Belfas Read more

Small Faces - 56% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Formed in London during 1965, this mod-influenced group initially comprised Steve Marriott (30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Lane aka ‘Plonk’ (b. Ronald Frederick, Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA; bass/vocals), Jimmy Winston (b. James Langwith, 20 April Read more

Madness - 55% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This highly regarded UK ska/pop band evolved from the London-based Invaders in the summer of 1979. Mike Barson aka Monsieur Barso (Michael Wilson Barson, 21 May 1958, London, England; keyboards), Chris Foreman aka Chrissy Boy (b. Christopher John Foreman, 8 August 1956, London, England; guitar) and Lee Thompson aka Kix/El Thommo (b. 5 October 1957, London, England; saxophone Read more

Elvis Costello - 53% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Drama Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Westerns Pop / Rock Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass
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Declan Patrick McManus, 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England, and after attending Hounslow Secondary Modern moved with his mother to Liverpool. His father was the singer and band leader Ross McManus, a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra and the voice behind the R. Whites ‘Secret Lemonade Drinker’ commercial. After completing his education and movi Read more

Buzzcocks - 48% match to The Jam

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Originally formed in Manchester at the end of 1975 by Pete Shelley (Peter McNeish, 17 April 1955, Leigh, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar), Howard Devoto (b. Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England; vocals), Steve Diggle (b. Manchester, England; bass) and John Maher (b. England; drums). Taking their name from a Time Out review of the ITV television show Rock Follies, a Read more

Squeeze - 45% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

The Clash - 43% match to The Jam

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme Music & Radio Drama Soundtracks Spoken Word
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The Clash at first tucked in snugly behind punk’s loudest noise, the Sex Pistols (whom they supported on ‘the Anarchy tour’), but later became a much more consistent and intriguing force as possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of the late 70s and early 80s. Guitarist Mick Jones (Michael Geoffrey Jones, 26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) had Read more

Stiff Little Fingers - 41% match to The Jam

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This Irish punk band was formed from the ashes of cover outfit Highway Star. Taking their new name from a track on the Vibrators’ Pure Mania debut, Stiff Little Fingers soon attracted one of the most fervent fanbases of the era. Present at the Clash’s Belfast gig in 1977, Jake Burns (vocals/lead guitar) led Henry Cluney (rhythm guitar), Ali McMordie (bass) and Brian F Read more

Stranglers - 41% match to The Jam

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The Stranglers - 41% match to The Jam

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One of the longest-surviving acts from the British new wave explosion of the late 70s, the Stranglers first rehearsed in Guildford as early as 1974. Two years later, the full line-up emerged, comprising Hugh Cornwell (28 August 1949, London, England; vocals, guitar), Jean Jacques Burnel (b. 21 February 1952, London, England; vocals, bass), Jet Black (b. Brian Duffy, 26 Augus Read more

Ruts - 34% match to The Jam

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This reggae-influenced UK punk unit comprised Malcolm Owen (England, d. 14 July 1980; vocals), Paul Fox (b. 11 April 1951, d. 21 October 2007; guitar/vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums) and John ‘Segs’ Jennings (bass). They first came to the fore in 1979 with the UK Top 10 single ‘Babylon’s Burning’. Their gigs of that year were the most stunning of punk Read more

The Damned - 34% match to The Jam

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Formed in 1976, this UK punk band originally comprised Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns, 24 April 1954, Balham, London, England), Rat Scabies (b. Chris Millar, 30 July 1957, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; drums), Brian James (b. Brian Robertson, England; guitar) and Dave Vanian (b. David Letts, England; vocals). Scabies and James had previously played in the unwieldy Read more

The Boomtown Rats - 32% match to The Jam

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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

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