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Encyclopedia > Joe Jackson (musician)
Joe Jackson

Background information
Birth name David Ian Jackson
Born August 11, 1954 (1954-08-11) (age 53)
Flag of England Burton upon Trent, England
Genre(s) Rock, Pop
Instrument(s) Piano
Vocals
Years active 1979 - Present
Label(s) A&M Records
Virgin Records
Sony
Website http://joejackson.com/

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter 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)". If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 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, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 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, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1980s in music. ...


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. He was popular for his power-pop and New Wave sound early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classsical musical pieces. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus August 25, 1954 in London) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Graham Parker playing at Brits Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota . ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

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Biography

Although born in Staffordshire, Jackson grew up in Portsmouth, England. For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total...


He started off learning to play the violin but soon switched to piano. From the age of sixteen he played in bars, and won a scholarship to study musical composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. Jackson did not like the prospect of being a serious composer, and moved towards pop and rock. The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... Musical composition is: a piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance or recorded track). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the worlds leading music institutions. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


His first band was Edward Bear, later renamed Arms and Legs, which collapsed after two unsuccessful singles. He then spent some time in the cabaret circuit to make money to record his own demos. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... A demo version or demo of a song 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. The album Look Sharp! was recorded straight away, and was released in 1979, quickly followed by I'm the Man and Beat Crazy in 1980. He also collaborated with Lincoln Thompson in reggae crossover. See also: 1970s in music. ... 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 and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Look Sharp! is Joe Jacksons first album, released in April 1979. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Im the Man is Joe Jacksons second album, released in October 1979. ... Beat Crazy (1980) is the third album by Joe Jackson (as Joe Jackson Band). ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music. ... Prince Lincoln Thompson, known as Sax, was a Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter with the reggae band the Royal Rasses, and a member of the Rastafari movement. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


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 during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Jumpin Jive (also known as (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin Jive) is a famous jazz/swing composition by Cab Calloway. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... Lester Young Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ... Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 — presumably December 15, 1944), was an American jazz musician and bandleader in the swing era. ... Louis Jordan swinging on sax, Paramount Theatre, NYC, 1946 (Photo: William P. Gottlieb) Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering African-American blues, jazz and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. ...


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 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". 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. Night and Day is Joe Jacksons fifth album, released in 1982. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A top 10 list is a generic term used to indicate a list of items, usually ten in number, which are considered to be best, worst, or notable in some other way, typically a record chart. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He recorded another record that was heavily influenced by jazz, pop and jazz standards, and salsa, Body and Soul, which hit #20, containing the #15 hit "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". The album was a modest commercial success and is widely regarded among audiophiles as a digital recording of the highest quality. It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Spanish Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos. ... Body and Soul or Body & Soul may refer to: The Mind-body dichotomy In film: Body and Soul (1924 film), the best-known silent film of pioneer African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux Body and Soul (1927 film), a drama featuring Lionel Barrymore Body and Soul (1931 film), a movie about...


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"). 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. 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. Big World is a 1986 album by Joe Jackson. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... Blaze of Glory (1989) is an album by Joe Jackson. ... Album Cover: Laughter & Lust (1991) Track Listing: 01. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Among the pieces of music with the title Symphony No. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


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 is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Persistence of Time is the fifth studio album by the thrash metal band Anthrax. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...


Whilst 2000's Night and Day II lacked any radio-friendly individual tracks, it succeeded in displaying fine lyrics and some elegant songwriting, as is usually the case with Jackson's work.[citation needed] Volume 4 in 2003 reunited the original band and was well received. A promotional CD, bundled with the initial release, of the 'live' band playing some of Jackson's strongest material was widely admired. Night & Day II is an album by Joe Jackson, released in 2000, in a revisiting style of his famous Night & Day. ... Volume 4 was the fourth Japanese booster to be released in the original Japanese version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. ... A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ...


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". 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. An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ...


In 2001, Tori Amos covered Jackson's song "Real Men" on her album Strange Little Girls. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Strange Little Girls was 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. 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." A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Flash FM is a radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... WYES-TV is the local 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. As before the quartet consisted of Jackson, Graham Maby, Dave Houghton and Gary Sanford. A quartet is a group of four identical or similar objects, or a grouping of four persons for a common purpose. ... Volume 4 (2003) Is an album by Joe Jackson, the first featuring the Joe Jackson Band since Beat Crazy. ... Graham Maby, from Gosport, England, is a very skilled bass 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 established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Pulp are a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Common People is a song by the band Pulp. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Has-been A has-been is somebody who used to be famous or popular, but their career/reputation has gone down since that time. ...


Jackson toured 45 U.S. and Europe 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". (video) Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... 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 OBrien is an American late night talk show on NBC that is also syndicated worldwide. ... While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a rock song by The Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ...


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, with plans for a new release in 2008.


He has actively campaigned against smoking bans in both the U.S. and the UK [1], writing a 2005 pamphlet The Smoking Issue, a 2007 essay Smoke, Lies and the Nanny State [2], and issuing a satirical song ("In 20-0-3") on the subject [3]. It was in 2003, soon after the New York City smoking ban, that Jackson fled the city that had been his home for more than two decades and returned to Portsmouth, England, where he lives in a flat in the oldest part of the city that overlooks the harbour. No Smoking sign. ...


He has been quoted as saying he now "divides his time" between the two cities, presumably at least partly dictated by work commitments. When at home in Portsmouth, he is often spotted in city pubs that serve real ale, his enthusiasm for which is noted in his autobiography, A Cure For Gravity. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Cask ale is the term given to unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned and served from a cask without additional pressure. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


Discography

Look Sharp! is Joe Jacksons first album, released in April 1979. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Im the Man is Joe Jacksons second album, released in October 1979. ... Beat Crazy (1980) is the third album by Joe Jackson (as Joe Jackson Band). ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music. ... Joe Jacksons Jumpin Jive is a 1981 album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... Night and Day is Joe Jacksons fifth album, released in 1982. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... The Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring original music by Joe Jackson 1. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Body & Soul (1984) is an album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... Big World is a 1986 album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 1980s in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley) February 11 - Culture Club... Will Power is a 1987 album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Live 1980/86 (1987) is a Joe Jackson album. ... Tucker (1987) is a Joe Jackson album. ... See also: other events of 1988 Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 list of years in music 1980s in music // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Blaze of Glory (1989) is an album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... Album Cover: Laughter & Lust (1991) Track Listing: 01. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 other events of 1991 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Night Music (1994) is an album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 25 - P.O.D. - Snuff the Punk January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Heaven & Hell, an album by Joe Jackson, a musical interpretation of the Seven deadly sins, was released in September 1997. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Symphony No. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 2000s in music. ... Night & Day II is an album by Joe Jackson, released in 2000, in a revisiting style of his famous Night & Day. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... Two Rainy Nights is a 2002 album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... 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 established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Rykodisc Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Afterlife (2004) Is an album by Joe Jackson. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Modern Rock U.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" #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

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 other events of 1981 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... The Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring original music by Joe Jackson 1. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 1980s in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley) February 11 - Culture Club... Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega, 11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. ... The Pretty in Pink soundtrack album was released in 1986 for the movie Pretty in Pink, a film about teenage love and social cliques in a 1980s American high school. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 1980s in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley) February 11 - Culture Club... See also: other events of 1988 Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 list of years in music 1980s in music // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 other events of 1991 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 other events of 1991 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 other events of 1991 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ...

Literature

  • A Cure for Gravity, 1999, autobiography ISBN 1-86230-083-6

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Jackson toured with Koffee 'n' Kream from the fall of 1977 to the spring of 1978, and the money he made enabled him to move to London in January 1978 and continue recording his album in a Portsmouth studio.
The first blush of his emergence fading, Jackson was beginning to be viewed by critics as the third in a line of angry British singer/songwriters starting with Graham Parker and continuing with Elvis Costello, and his commercial success created resentment, especially because he was not as forthcoming with the media as the garrulous Costello.
Jackson returned to the studio and emerged in March 1984 with Body & Soul, an album with a cover photograph showing him clutching a saxophone in the style of the 1950s LP covers of Blue Note Records.
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