The Jam in San Francisco’s Chinatown, 1977

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller on a Lambretta Modern Vespa : Celebrity Scooters.My Mod God

Weller - the crush years! He went out with my boyfriends older sister - I was 17 xxxx

Weller - the crush years! He went out with my boyfriends older sister - I was 17 xxxx

The record company for The Jam invited me to a press reception for the band at a British pub back in 1977. All of my journalist and photographer pals were there. We ate and drank everything and I finally got around to taking this photo. A bid corny and staged, but who cared back then. I was about 19. Look how young Paul Weller looks! Photo by Brad Elterman

The record company for The Jam invited me to a press reception for the band at a…

Though due to to time, place, and sound, the Jam are closely associated with the London punk explosion of the late ‘70s, their musical and extra-musical ethos were often directly contrary to punk’s year-zero outlook, paying open obeisance to ‘60s groups that punk sought to outright reject. Though they shared punk’s focused anger and political engagement, the band embraced the posh fashions, R&B influence, and speed-freak energy of the mod movement which, having peaked and ebbed a dozen ye...

Though due to to time, place, and sound, the Jam are closely associated with the…

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