|Birth name||David Ian Jackson|
|Born||August 11, 1954 |
Burton upon Trent, England
|Genre(s)||New Wave, Pop, Power-pop, Jazz, Classical|
|Years active||1978 - Present|
Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire ) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, described as a unique and critically acclaimed recording artist, whose five Grammy nominations span 1979 to 2001. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences  He is probably best-known for the 1979 hit song "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, "Steppin' Out"; and for his 1984 hit, "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". See also Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Is She Really Going Out with Him? is the first single released by Joe Jackson in October of 1978 See also Frequency modulation, FM band FM broadcasting is a broadcast Technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that See also 1982 in music (UK Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 " Steppin' Out " is a song written by Joe Jackson and originally included on his 1982 album Night and Day. See also Events January 21 - " Relax " by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart it
Along with Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, Jackson was a part of the trio of British-based artists that challenged the punk scene and brought a New Wave sound to the United States in the late 1970s. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954 is an English Musician and Singer-songwriter, with Irish ancestry Graham Parker (born 18 November 1950 in London, England is a British rock Singer and Songwriter. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. He was popular for his power-pop and New Wave sound early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classical musical pieces. Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music
Although born in Staffordshire, David Jackson (as he was then known) grew up in Gosport and Portsmouth. History The Rowner area of the peninsula was known to have been settled in Saxon times mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles as Rughenor (Rough bank or slope History See also History of Portsmouth There have been settlements in the area since before Roman times mostly being offshoots of Portchester, which
He started off learning to play the violin but soon switched to piano. The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers From the age of sixteen he played in bars, and won a scholarship to study musical composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. A bar (also called a Pub or Tavern) is a business that serves drinks especially Alcoholic beverages such as beer liquor and mixed drinks for consumption A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual student scholar for the purpose of furthering their Education Musical composition is an original piece of Music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Royal Academy of Music in London, England, is a well known conservatoire and one of the leading music institutions in the world Jackson did not like the prospect of being a serious composer, and moved towards pop and rock. A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums.
Jackson's first band was Edward Bear, not to be confused with the 1970s Canadian band fronted by Larry Evoy, which had a mid 1970s hit with "Last Song". Larry Evoy was the Lead singer and founder of Canadian rock band Edward Bear. The band was later renamed Edwin Bear and then Arms and Legs, in order to avoid confusion with the Canadian group. Arms and Legs dissolved in 1976 after two unsuccessful singles. Although he was still known as David Jackson while in Arms & Legs, it was around this time that Jackson picked up the nickname "Joe", based on his perceived resemblance to the puppet character Joe 90. Joe 90 is a 1968 television series concerning the adventures of a nine-year-old boy Joe McClaine set in the years 2012 - 13.
Joe Jackson, as he now called himself, then spent some time in the cabaret circuit to make money to record his own demos. Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring Comedy, Song, Dance, and Theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue &mdash a Restaurant A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release
In 1978 a record producer heard his tape, and got him signed to A&M Records. Events January: May - The Bee Gees dominate the singles and album charts as Saturday Night Fever becomes a cultural phenomenon In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division The album Look Sharp! was recorded straight away, and was released in 1979, quickly followed by I'm the Man (also 1979) and Beat Crazy in 1980. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Look Sharp! is the debut album by Joe Jackson, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) See also Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK I'm the Man is Joe Jackson 's second album released in October 1979 Beat Crazy (1980 is the third Album by Joe Jackson (as Joe Jackson Band Events January January 1 - The year starts off with a strong Disco backlash which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments He also collaborated with Lincoln Thompson in reggae crossover. Prince Lincoln Thompson, known as Sax, was a Jamaican Singer, musician and Songwriter with the Reggae band the Royal Rasses and a member of Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s
The Joe Jackson Band was very successful and toured extensively. After the breakup of the band, Jackson took a break and recorded an album of old-style swing and blues tunes, Jumpin' Jive, featuring songs of Cab Calloway, Lester Young, Glenn Miller, and most prominently, Louis Jordan. Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive is a 1981 album by Joe Jackson. It is a collection of covers of classic 1940's swing and Jump blues songs by A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Cabell "Cab" Calloway III ( December 25, 1907 &ndash November 18, 1994) was a famous American Jazz Singer Lester Willis Young ( August 27, 1909 &ndash March 15, 1959) nickname 'Prez' was an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Louis Jordan ( July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & blues
Jackson hit paydirt with 1982's Night and Day, an album that paid tribute to the wit and style of Cole Porter (and indirectly to New York City). Night and Day is Joe Jackson 's fifth album released in 1982 The title is from a Cole Porter song and the album reflects a transition to a more sophisticated Cole Albert Porter (June 9 1891 &ndash October 15 1964 was an American Composer and songwriter from Peru, Indiana. The City of New York Night and Day was Jackson's only album to reach the Top 10, peaking at #4, and the cuts "Steppin' Out" and "Breaking Us In Two" were chart hits, the latter of which was widely notable for the borrowed opening melody from Badfinger's "Day After Day". The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. In Music, a melody (from Greek μελῳδία - melōidía, "singing chanting" also tune, voice, or Badfinger was a Rock band formed in Swansea Wales in the early 1960s and was one of the earliest representatives of the Power pop genre " Day After Day " is a song recorded by the rock / pop band Badfinger for inclusion on their 1971 album Straight Up The tracks "Real Men" and "A Slow Song" have pointed obliquely to the city's early 80s gay culture. Jackson would call New York home for the next twenty years, incorporating the sound of the city into his music throughout the 1980s and beyond. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
Jackson recorded the #20 album Body and Soul, also heavily influenced by pop and jazz standards and salsa, showcasing the #15 hit "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". Body & Soul (1984 is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All tracks written and arranged by Joe Jackson "The Verdict" – 531 Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of A jazz standard is a Jazz tune that is held in continuing esteem and which is widely known performed and recorded among jazz musicians as part of the jazz musical repertoire Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Latin American Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad The album was a modest commercial success and is widely regarded among audiophiles as a digital recording of the highest quality.
In 1986 he collaborated with Suzanne Vega on the single "Left of center" from Pretty in Pink's soundtrack (with Vega singing and Jackson playing piano). Suzanne Nadine Vega (born 11 July 1959 in Santa Monica, California) is an American Songwriter and Singer Pretty in Pink is an 1986 Film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools The Pretty in Pink soundtrack album was released in 1986 for the John Hughes movie Pretty in Pink, a film about teenage love and social
Jackson followed with Big World, a three-sided double record (the fourth side consisted of a single centring groove and a label stating "there is no music on this side"), which was recorded live. Big World is a 1986 album by Joe Jackson. The album was recorded live in at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City on January 22-25 1986 The instrumental "Will Power" set the stage for things to come later, but before he left pop behind he put out two more cerebral and celebratory albums, Blaze of Glory and Laughter & Lust. An instrumental is a Musical composition or recording without Lyrics or any other sort of Vocal music; all of the Music is produced by Blaze of Glory (1989 is an album by Joe Jackson. The songs are an examination of his generation as the 1980s were ending ranging from the optimism of the 1950s ("Tomorrow's Laughter & Lust (1991 is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All songs by Joe Jackson except as noted "Obvious Song" For some years he drifted away from the pop style, going on to be signed by Sony Classical in 1997, which released his Symphony No. 1 in 1999 for which he received a Grammy Award. Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album has been awarded since 2001
In 1990, thrash metal band Anthrax recorded a cover of Jackson's "Got The Time" for their Persistence of Time album, which got considerable airplay on MTV. Thrash metal (sometimes referred to simply as thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that is characterized by its fast tempo and aggression Anthrax is a New York City -based heavy metal band that released its first full-length album in 1984 In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released This is about the musical album For the painting see The Persistence of Memory. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
Jackson is also an author, having written A Cure for Gravity, published in 1999, which Jackson has described as a "book about music, thinly disguised as a memoir". An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created It traces his early musical life from childhood until his twenty fourth birthday. Life as a pop star, he suggested, was hardly worth writing about.
In 2001, Tori Amos covered Jackson's song "Real Men" on her album Strange Little Girls. Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is a Pianist and Singer-songwriter of dual British and American Strange Little Girls is a Concept album released by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001
In 2002 "Steppin' Out" appeared in the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, playing on pop radio station Flash FM. Grand Theft Auto Vice City is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game designed by Rockstar North (formerly This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. The soundtrack of the game Grand Theft Auto Vice City is popular not only with fans of the game but also with lovers of 1980s music A loop of the instrumental portion of this song is used as the theme tune for the WYES-TV (New Orleans) weekly arts and entertainment program "Steppin' Out. The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. WYES-TV is the flagship PBS member station in New Orleans Louisiana, owned by the Greater New Orleans Educational Television Foundation "
In 2003, he reunited his original quartet for an album (entitled Volume 4, implying that it was the follow-up to his first three albums with the original band) and lengthy tour. In Music, a quartet (quatuor Quartett quartetto cuarteto is a method of instrumentation (or a medium used to perform a musical composition and consisting of four parts Volume 4 (2003 Is an album by Joe Jackson, the first featuring the "Joe Jackson Band" since Beat Crazy. As before the quartet consisted of Jackson, Graham Maby, Dave Houghton and Gary Sanford. Graham Maby (born 1952 Gosport, England) is a Bass guitar player
In 2004 Jackson performed a cover of Pulp's "Common People", with William Shatner for Shatner's album Has Been. See also 2004 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels Pulp were an English Alternative rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978 by Jarvis Cocker ( vocals Guitar) " Common People " is a song by English Alternative rock band Pulp. William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian double Emmy - Golden Globe - and Saturn Award -winning Has Been (2004 is William Shatner 's second musical album after 1968's The Transformed Man.
Jackson toured 45 U. S. and European cities in 2005 with Todd Rundgren and the string quartet Ethel, appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien performing their collaborative cover version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American Musician ETHEL is the name of an American String quartet based in New York City that is dedicated to the performance of new music. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC " While My Guitar Gently Weeps " is a rock Ballad written by George Harrison for The Beatles on their Double album (video)
Thereafter, he embarked on a short tour in a piano-bass-drums trio format. He toured Europe in Spring 2007, again in a trio format, and announced that he is recording. Jackson's new album, Rain was released by Rykodisc on 28 January 2008 in the UK and one day later in the U. Rain (2008 Is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All tracks composed by Joe Jackson Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. S.  The album will include a CD and a bonus DVD containing over 40 minutes of material, including concert and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Jackson plans to perform two UK shows in Spring 2008, followed by a full UK tour later that year.
In 2008, Jackson's "One More Time" was used in Taco Bell commercials in the U. Taco Bell Corp, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc, is a restaurant chain based in Irvine California specializing in Tex-Mex -inspired S.
Jackson has actively campaigned against smoking bans in both the U. Smoking bans are public policies including Criminal laws and Occupational safety and health Regulations which prohibit Tobacco smoking S. and the UK , writing a 2005 pamphlet The Smoking Issue, a 2007 essay Smoke, Lies and the Nanny State, and issuing a satirical song ("In 20-0-3") on the subject . It was in 2003, soon after the New York smoking ban, that Jackson left the city that had been his home for more than two decades, and returned to Portsmouth, England, where he has a flat in the oldest part of the city that overlooks the harbour. The City of New York Recently, in the DVD interviews in Rain, it has stated that he moved to Berlin in early 2007. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany.
He has been quoted as saying he now spends most of his time in Berlin, but still has places in Portsmouth and New York City. He is often spotted in city pubs that serve real ale, his enthusiasm for which is noted in his autobiography, A Cure For Gravity. Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised Beer which is conditioned (including Secondary fermentation An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write"
|U. Night Music (1994 is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All songs composed by Joe Jackson "Nocturne No This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994. Heaven & Hell, an album by Joe Jackson, a musical interpretation of the Seven deadly sins, was released in September 1997. Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Symphony No 1 (1999 is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All tracks composed by Joe Jackson "First Movement" – 1717 See also 1999 in music (UK Musical groups established in 1999 Record Summer in the City Live in New York is an album produced by Joe Jackson and Sheldon Steiger. See also 2000 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels Night and Day II is an album by Joe Jackson, released in 2000, in a revisiting yet seemingly "inverse" style of his famous Night is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with Two Rainy Nights is a 2002 album by Joe Jackson. It is a live recording initially available only from Joe Jackson's website but subsequently released on CD This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2002 Volume 4 (2003 Is an album by Joe Jackson, the first featuring the "Joe Jackson Band" since Beat Crazy. See also 2003 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. Afterlife (2004 Is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All tracks composed by Joe Jackson except as noted See also 2004 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels Rain (2008 Is an album by Joe Jackson. Track listing All tracks composed by Joe Jackson S. Hot 100||U. S. Modern Rock||U. Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September S. Mainstream Rock||UK||German Singles Chart||Dutch Singles Chart|
|1979||"Is She Really Going Out with Him?"||#21||-||-||#13||Look Sharp!|
|1979||"Sunday Papers"||-||-||-||-||Look Sharp!|
|1979||"One More Time"||-||-||-||-||Look Sharp!|
|1979||"Fools In Love"||-||-||-||-||Look Sharp!|
|1979||"I'm The Man"||-||-||-||-||I'm The Man|
|1979||"It's Different For Girls"||-||-||-||#5||I'm The Man|
|1980||"Kinda Kute"||-||-||-||-||I'm The Man|
|1980||"The Harder They Come"||-||-||-||-||-||#35||non-album track|
|1981||"Jumpin' Jive"||-||-||-||#43||Jumpin' Jive|
|1982||"Real Men"||-||-||-||-||-||#15||Night And Day|
|1982||"Steppin' Out"||#6||-||#7||#6||#28||-||Night And Day|
|1983||"Breaking Us In Two"||#18||-||-||#59||Night And Day|
|1983||"Memphis"||#85||-||-||-||'Mike's Murder' soundtrack|
|1984||"You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)"||#15||-||-||-||Body And Soul|
|1984||"Happy Ending"||#57||-||-||#64||-||#34||Body And Soul|
|1984||"Be My Number Two"||-||-||-||#70||-||-||Body And Soul|
|1986||"Left Of Centre" (Suzanne Vega f/Joe Jackson)||-||-||-||#32||-||-||Pretty in Pink (soundtrack)|
|1986||"Right And Wrong"||-||-||#11||-||-||-||Big World|
|1988||"Is She Really Going Out With Him? (Live)"||-||-||-||-||-||#3||Live 1980/1986|
|1989||"(He's A) Shape In A Drape"||-||-||-||-||-||#29||Tucker soundtrack|
|1989||"Nineteen Forever"||-||#4||#16||-||-||#27||Blaze Of Glory|
|1991||"Obvious Song"||-||#2||#28||-||-||-||Laughter And Lust|
|1991||"Stranger Than Fiction"||-||-||-||-||#53||-||Laughter And Lust|
|1991||"Oh Well"||-||#20||#25||-||-||-||Laughter And Lust|