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28th July 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, New York with The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band. Over 600,000 rock fans attended. Many historians claimed the event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. 150,000 tickets were sold […]

It was just going to be a one day jam session. It turned out to be bigger than Woodstock. On July 28, 1973, “The Summer Jam” was held at the Watkin-Glen racetrack in upstate New York. The ‘Jam’ would feature the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band. It received the Guinness Book […]

It pretty much was the last of its kind. On April 6, 1974, California Jam, also known as Cal Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Southern California. The concert featured: Rare Earth Earth, Wind & Fire The Eagles Seals and Crofts Black Oak Arkansas Black Sabbath Deep Purple Emerson, Lake & Palmer […]

25th February 1977, The Jam signed to Polydor Records UK for £6,000 ($10,200). They went on to have 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. As of 2007, ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?’ remained […]

Great to hear Rick Buckler on BBC Radio 2 with Johnnie Walker: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05wsjwv Rick Buckler remembers his time with The Jam, Rick Buckler, Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s – BBC Radio 2 The Jam drummer Rick Buckler tells Johnnie about his decade and time with band. Read it here

1st February 1965, At the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, James Brown recorded ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag’, which will reach No.8 on the Billboard Pop chart and No.1 on the R&B chart the following August and later win a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. More on James Brown: […]

Happy birthday to Eddie Vedder, born on 23rd Dec 1964, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single ‘Jeremy’, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Vs’, 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy’ and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album ‘No Code’). In 2007, Vedder released his first solo […]

Happy birthday to Rick Buckler, born on 6 Dec 1955, drummer with The Jam who had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?’ remained the best-selling import singles […]

See how many you can score in this Jam quiz: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/so-you-think-you-know-the-jam-quiz/ So You Think You Know The Jam? Music Quiz | uDiscover How well do you know UK punk/mod band The Jam? Do you know about Paul, Bruce & Rick? Test yourself with uDiscover’s The Jam music quiz – it’s hard but fun! Read it […]

We are enjoying this great new book out on The Jam. Drummer Rick Buckler talks about the 50 greatest Jam tracks and how they were written and recorded. Plus the history of the group, every gig they played, videos and more. Do you have a favourite Jam track or album? Read it here


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