Somerset House in London will host a major exhibit featuring The Jam this summer. Titled, “About The Young Idea,” the exhibit running 26 June – 31 August 2015 will coincide with the release of a new coffee table sized book and double CD Best Of collection, featuring unheard tracks. All three members of The Jam have participated in this project and Paul’s sister, Nicky is amongst the curators. If you’re planning a visit to London this summer, Somerset House should most definitely be one of your stops! There’s a VIP Party on Saturday 27th June that’s available to attend by purchasing a ticket via Pledge Music.
Paul Weller: “When we were in the band, I would never have thought that some 35-odd years later, there would be an exhibition in our name at Somerset House. How incredible it is to think of all the memorabilia from the band, our families and fans together in one place. What an honour.”
Rick Buckler: ‘There’s been talk for a very long time about some form of exhibition that celebrates The Jam, and now it’s finally happening, I’m pleased. I’m pleased for the fans and pleased that The Jam continue to mean so much to so many people, and that by visiting the exhibition The Jam can be remembered by lots of people from several generations.’
Bruce Foxton: ‘The Jam’s music still sounds contemporary today, some 35 years on. That is a real testament to the quality of the songwriting and the musicianship. I am extremely proud of having been a part of The Jam and the friendship the three of us enjoyed during that period and still do. This exhibition enables the fans to get more of an insight into the band. Somerset House, who’d have thought? Enjoy!’
Here’s a special The Jam themed radio show from Gary Crowley broadcasted on Soho Radio today!