|Story of The Jam: 1976-1982
The Jam were an English mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were explicitly separated between the punk rock genre because of the rivalry between punk rockers and mods.
They had eighteen consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including four number one hits.
Two of these eighteen singles were only available in the UK as imports, and as of 2007 they remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.
The Jam released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts.
On splitting up all 18 singles were re-released and all reached at least the top 60.
Paul Weller (born John William Weller on 25 May 1958) in Sheerwater, near Woking.
Rick Buckler (born Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955) in Woking, Surrey.
Bruce Foxton (born 1 September 1955) in Woking, Surrey.