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No gallery worth its salt would be without this man, the Modfather Paul Weller. This is a heavily-stylised image of Weller in his days as lead singer for The Jam, for whom he wrote the majority of the songs. The mod target sits just behind him. The Jam were a true mod band and put London's Carnaby Street on the map. These days, Carnaby Street is no longer what it was and is devoid of the cutting edge style for which it was once renowned. As for Paul Weller, he has been a solo artist for many years and is still knocking out the music although there is little of the rebellious edge these days as he once used to show with The Jam. For many, The Jam will always be what he is best remembered and loved for. Anthems such as Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, Going Underground, Eton Rifles and When You're Young just don't seem to get written anymore.
- The Jam formed in Woking in 1972 with an original line-up of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, Steve Brookes and Rick Buckler
- Their debut single In The City charted in 1977
- The band's single News of the World is used as the theme tune for the topical BBC comedy quiz show Mock the Week
- When The Jam split in 1982 Weller formed The Style Council with Mick Talbot
- Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton were said to have gone over 20 years without speaking following The Jam's split in 1982. Paul Weller and Rick Buckler are no longer on speaking terms, it is believed.