The Dead Straight Guide to The Jam

for Rick Buckler's autobiography That's Entertainment: My Life In The Jam. For many years after The Jam split up Paul didn't perform 'That's Entertainment' ...

Author: Rick Buckler

Publisher: This Day In Music Books

ISBN: 9781787590496

Category: Music

Page: 320

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The Jam had 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 album charts.
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The Life of Blur

That's Entertainment: My Life in The Jam During their golden years of 1977 to 1982, The Jam's frontman Paul Weller was their outspoken leader, but it was ...

Author: Martin Power

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857128621

Category: Music

Page: 288

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As with most great bands, it is difficult to remember a time when Blur weren’t a part of Britain’s rich musical landscape. From art-rock origins they went on to make four multi-platinum number one albums and produced some of the finest songs of the modern era: End of A Century, Girls And Boys, Parklife, Song 2, Beetlebum... And it might not be over yet! The Life Of Blur charts their story from shaky beginnings through to the full-blown superstardom of Parklife, The Great Escape and beyond. At the heart of this tale is the complex, sometimes explosive relationship between Blur’s four founding members: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James. A rich soup of relentless ambition, dogged persistence, fraying tempers and a million clanging champagne bottles, the emotional chemistry that makes up Blur has been just as interesting to watch as the songs the band have produced. Author Martin Power has talked with band’s former managers, fellow musicians, old school teachers and close friends to shed new light on a group once called “the most intelligent, enduring and credible band to emerge from the Nineties”. With a concise critical commentary on their music, rare photographs and a complete discography, as well as shedding new light on the group's various solo activities - including Damon Albarn's Gorillaz and Graham Coxon's one-man assault on the indie charts - this is the definitive account of Blur’s epic journey.
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Blondie Parallel Lives

That's Entertainment: My Life in The Jam During their golden years of 1977 to 1982, The Jam's frontman Paul Weller was their outspoken leader, but it was ...

Author: Dick Porter

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857127808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Parallel Lives is the definitive biography of Blondie, the iconic New York band led by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. One of the most iconic groups of their generation, Blondie experienced an unparalleled rise to global superstardom during the late 1970s, topping charts and breaking moulds. This Omnibus Enhanced edition includes a Digital Timeline of Blondie's career packed with audio, video and images of tour nights, memorabilia, music videos and interviews. Additionally, throughout the book are links to curated playlists allowing you to hear Blondie's finest gems, their early influences and more. Beginning with their childhoods, backgrounds and influences, Parallel Lives charts the development of Blondie towards their global success and fractured break-up; followed by their 1997 reformation, critical renaissance and controversial induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Drawing upon extensive and revealing interviews with Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and other significant players, the Omnibus Enhanced Blondie: Parallel Lives is the definitive, eye-witness account of the group’s long and tumultuous existence. Co-author Kris Needs had established a friendship with Harry, Stein and the rest of the band that endures to this day. Now, as a trusted confidante, he finally reveals the full story.
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The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life

I closed my eyes as he took a deep breath and launched into his song. And then something incredible happened. He was absolutely brilliant.

Author: Mark Lowery

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848125162

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut! Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts - but he is about to learn that things are not always as sugar-coated as they might seem. Because of his Monday-morning jam doughnut, Roman's week takes a very sticky turn . . . By Friday Roman has been banned from eating for 24hrs, narrowly avoided a faceful of warm toddler-wee, accidentally shoplifted, been given a lift in a getaway van, styled his teacher's guinea pig with a blue mohawk, started an OAP riot . . . and still barely managed to scoff a crumb - or lick - of a single doughnut. Who knew jam could be so deadly?
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Thurston Moore We Sing a New Language

That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam In That's Entertainment Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking, meeting fellow members Paul Weller and ...

Author: Nick Soulsby

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783237807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Paul Weller

Biografie van de Britse popzanger (1958- ), zanger/gitarist in de popgroepen The Jam en The Style Council.

Author: Ian Snowball

Publisher: Red Planet

ISBN: 1911346393

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Page: 272

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Fascinating account of how Paul Weller became one of the most successful UK artists of all-time.
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A Hard Day s Month

The book follows two surburban Beatles obsessed teenage girls as they go on an adventure attempting to get their copies of their A Hard Day's Night LP's autographed by the Fabs.

Author: Ian Snowball

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ISBN: 1910705713

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The book follows two surburban Beatles obsessed teenage girls as they go on an adventure attempting to get their copies of their A Hard Day's Night LP's autographed by the Fabs. As they trail the band all over the UK, they slowly leave their innocent world of Fabdom behind.
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The Who In the City Bookazine

The book tells the unique story of one of rock and rolls greatest bands and their personal history with the city of London. and documents the facts and figures of this time and then adds to the story further by taking the reader on an ...

Author: Ian Snowball

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949515109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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The book tells the unique story of one of rock and rolls greatest bands and their personal history with the city of London. and documents the facts and figures of this time and then adds to the story further by taking the reader on an amazing journey through all of the bands London concerts and gigs across a fifty year period.
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Dancing to My Life s Soundtrack

(To the Last Beat of My Heart) Ken Willidau ... (Echo and the Bunnymen) 'Live' (Elevator) 'That's Entertainment' (The Jam) 'Human Behaviour' (Björk) 'Drop ...

Author: Ken Willidau

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491762264

Category: Humor

Page: 248

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Written for people who have a song in their heart and a heart in their chest, Dancing to My Life's Soundtrack contains more than 2,500 jokes and one-liners that offers readers one way to trip the light fantastic and keep time to it, too. Theme music for the ages. From conception to death and everything of any note in between. Willidau has risen above the scales of lounge lizard to compile the soundtrack of his life to put to music what mere words could never say. Ken Willidau’s philosophy is that if you can’t say what’s in your heart and on your mind you should put it into the lyrics of songs that people will be repeating before long to make it look like they, too, are someone who is dancing along in life staying composed, themselves. Willidau orchestrates his story into a symphony of sound to set the mood for the moods that have rocked his world to his soul, in a compilation of a lifetime. And you’ll be toe-tapping along with it in no time caught up in it by the catchiness of it all. Chapters band together a life that strings along a musical story of high and lows of all the right and wrong notes. Among them, “Future Boy”, “Mother”, “Isolation”, “Human Behaviour”, “Remember” and “Into the Light” make for a festival of sound that is a once-in-a-lifetime performance. This record of life is tracked with a maestro of jokes using wit, dark humour, one-liner hit wonders, tongue-in-cheek, twisted logic and double entendre humour. Spending your day with Ken will put a song in your head that will drive you as crazy as the thoughts it’s replacing that are always there hitting all the sour notes just making you sound flat, yourself. Dancing To My Life's Soundtrack is a perfect read for those times when you want to make a concerted effort to play something different and not keep singing the same old song, yourself. And, a one and a two.
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The Who in the City

All members of The Who were born and grew up in London and this book documents the facts and figures of this time and then adds to the story further by taking the reader on an amazing journey through all of the bands London concerts and ...

Author: Ian Snowball

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910705454

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Page: 230

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All members of The Who were born and grew up in London and this book documents the facts and figures of this time and then adds to the story further by taking the reader on an amazing journey through all of the bands London concerts and gigs across a fifty year period. And serves as a walking tour for any serious Who fan visiting London.
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Specific State 89

Specific State '89 is a book that raves along in parts.

Author: IAN. CENTREFORCE RADIO. SNOWBALL

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ISBN: 1910705934

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Page: 200

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Specific State '89 is a book that raves along in parts. Firstly the novella set in London at the time of the Second Summer of Love1989. The second includes the stage play script from which the novella was born and the third part includes interviews with Centreforce deejay, house deejays from the UK and the USA and promoters of those legendary rave
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The Last Black Angel

The story flips between life in New York in 1967 and 1977 and this serves as the backdrop for Suzie's adventures as she gets pulled into the world of New York's folk and underground music scene of '67 and then the punk of '77 and all the ...

Author: IAN. MCKENNA SNOWBALL (PETE.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910705993

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Page: 228

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The underground music scene in New York in the 60's and 70's is a tough place to make your mark, as young English girl Suzie soon discovers. However, by a chance meeting she befriends Patti who introduces Suzie to the weird and wonderful world of life in The Village, with all of its characters and trappings. But Suzie being the adventurous girl that she is dives into the lifestyle and it soon takes a grip on her. The story flips between life in New York in 1967 and 1977 and this serves as the backdrop for Suzie's adventures as she gets pulled into the world of New York's folk and underground music scene of '67 and then the punk of '77 and all the legendary hangouts that the `cool' people frequent and these include a bunch of females known to the locals as the Black Angels and they are a force to be reckoned with.
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BLACK MUSIC WHITE BRITAIN

The 60's was a time packed full of exciting cultural, political and musical change.

Author: IAN. SNOWBALL

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ISBN: 1910705667

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The Secret Principles in Black and White

All the patrons in the jam-packed cafe had their life focussed on Paul Clark and 'this woman'. It was live entertainment full of sex, betrayal and lies, ...

Author: Gerald Colbert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595496204

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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"What can I tell you about Paul? I've known him for years, a really great guy um-can you buy me a beer?"-Joyce Decker "If he only knew what his wife had in store for him."-Unknown Character "He's like a second dad to me, I just wouldn't know how to break the truth to him."-Blaine Decker "Paul Clark? I haven't heard that name since the year we both forfeited the championship game, that's the same year those crackers killed my father."-Bob Gifford "Paul can't see the horrors soon to appear in his life but I can, it's all in the cards. Since you're here, let me show you a card trick."-Train Station Hobo "Let me tell you a story about a fella named Paul Clark."-Narrator
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Morrissey FAQ

It was originally planned to be a B-side to 1991's “Sing Your Life,” but ... has some unexpected jams, like his cover of the Jam'sThat's Entertainment” ...

Author: D. McKinney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495028939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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MORRISSEY FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO ABOUT THIS CHARMING MAN
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Geography The Media and Popular Culture

XTC spit out their contempt for the New Town Animal (1978) in its furnished cage: 'I borrowed all my life and nothing's mine/it's gone eleven and the bar is ...

Author: Jacquelin Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317333760

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media. The essays deal with a diverse content, ranging from the presentation of news to the nature of television programming and from rock music lyrics to film visions of the city.
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There Is No Substitute

With an introduction by Pete Townshend, There Is No Substitute pays homage to Keith Moon, the late drummer of The Who

Author: Ian Snowball

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1468314386

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Page: 192

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With an introduction by Pete Townshend, There Is No Substitute pays homage to Keith Moon, the late drummer of The Who
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Jam Today Too

It's making those meals that's a lot of my entertainment in life (at least, as long as I'm not making them in an RV, see above). I love thinking about them ...

Author: Tod Davies

Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

ISBN: 9781935259268

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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“A book to be savored.” —DEBORAH MADISON, author of The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone “Laughing with Tod at her loves and disasters will make you laugh at your own, and keep cooking.” —ANNA THOMAS, author of Love Soup and The New Vegetarian Epicure “Chatty, wise, and terrifically useful, Tod Davies’ second serving of Jam makes disaster delicious and success the stuff of everyday life. What a treat to read and eat.” —KATE LEBO, author of A Commonplace Book of Pie Warm, conversational, and exquisitely practical, Davies returns to the Jam Today series to share new recipes from her home kitchen—and stories about her experiences cooking for herself and her friends, family, and pets—during the best and worst of times. Whether she’s describing how she set up her kitchen in an RV after a flood, encouraging young feminists to try cooking a baked potato, adapting an M.F.K. Fisher recipe to create “the world’s simplest hollandaise sauce,” or singing the praises of her favorite local food purveyors, her infectious enthusiasm provides inspiration for everyone from trained chefs to those barely able to scramble an egg. Featuring advice for omnivores and vegetarians alike about how to eat (and what to prepare) to survive natural disasters, cross-country moves, bereavement, holidays-gone-wrong, and even a spontaneous picnic, Jam Today Too provides all the ingredients for daily feeding of mind, body, and soul. Tod Davies is the author of Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent, both from The History of Arcadia series, and the cooking memoirs Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got and Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered. Unsurprisingly, her attitude toward literature is the same as her attitude toward cooking—it’s all about working with what you have to find new ways of looking and new ways of being, and in doing so, to rediscover the best of our humanity. Davies lives with her husband and their two dogs, in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon, and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Boulder, Colorado.
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Teenage Revolution

'That's Entertainment' had a poetically bleak view that chimed strongly with me. How had I missed The Jam? I hadn't bought their hit singles, 'Start', ...

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141964515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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When Alan Davies was growing up he seemed to drive his family mad. 'What are we going to do with you?' they would ask - as if he might know the answer. Perhaps it was because he came of age in the 1980s. That decade of big hair, greed, camp music, mass unemployment, social unrest and truly shameful trousers was confusing for teenagers. There was a lot to believe in - so much to stand for, or stand against - and Alan decided to join anything with the word 'anti' in it. He was looking for heroes to guide him (relatively) unscathed into adulthood. From his chronic kleptomania to the moving search for his mother's grave years after she died; from his obsession with joining (going so far as to become a member of Chickens Lib) to his first forays into making people laugh (not always intentionally); Teenage Revolution is a touching and funny return to the formative years that make us all.
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