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Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson in Burton upon Trent , August 11 1954 ) is a British musician.

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Jackson started at a young age violin playing, but quickly switched to the piano . From his 16th he regularly gigs in bars and he got a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London .

But the prospect of a serious composer to be pulled out to him and he stepped into the pop scene with his band Arms and Legs . The band split after two unsuccessful singles apart. He then played for a time in theaters and recorded some demos. In 1978 he signed a contract with A & M Records .

Almost immediately, the album Look Sharp! incorporated and in 1979 released. Follow right after the albums I'm the man and Beat Crazy in 1980 . The Joe Jackson Band was very successful and toured a lot. But the band fell apart and Joe took a step back from the world of pop and rock, and recorded an album full of old jazz and swing numbers.

After he moved to New York, he played with the idea to create without the use of a guitar. A "pop album" Everyone thought he was crazy. Previously, the guitar was the instrument of the pop / rock. His album Night and Day is a great success (1982). It's about living in New York (later he will do this again with Night and Day 2 ). The album gives a good picture of the various musical styles from the multicultural society of the Big Apple .

Increasingly Joe Jackson is trying more to go. Classical and symphonic side Symphony No.. 1 is an attempt by Jackson to create. an instrumental album Previously he tried this already classic album Willpower . This was not a success. He also previously combined with light classical music as the albums Night Music (1994) and Heaven and Hell(1999). The latter seemed the most appreciated by the audience. Symphony No.. 1 was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Indeed, one as successful as famous musicians like guitarist Steve Vai is to cooperate. Vai worked on this album because Jackson had written that did not seem to be feasible. A guitar It was a challenge to still perform. This composition for Vai Jackson himself does not play guitar and actually has nothing to do with the instrument, as evidenced by his statement for the album Night and Day "What do you mean you can not" make pop album without the use of a guitar "is of course that '.

Joe Jackson succeeded with Symphony No.. 1 also to be formed. into four pieces of a whole The album does have the classic form of four parts, but this symphony is distinguished from other symphonies by the implementation. As Jackson himself says in the liner notes: "on the eve of the 21st century, a piece All which was symphonic in structure surely did not have to be written for a 19th-century orchestra to Qualify as a symphony."

In 2003, the Jackson band comes together again after years and takes the CD Volume 4 on (it is the fourth album of the band Joe Jackson in this formation), followed by a world tour. The album Afterlife created during this tour. The album Afterlife in the Netherlands two versions on the market, the international version, but also focused on the Dutch market version, which a large part of the concert in the Heineken Music Hall on May 30, 2003 has been added.

To the chagrin of Jackson is the bulk of his extensive catalog is no longer available. We're talking about the part that he has recorded for A & M. Bought by Polygram (Dutch group) and later in the hands of Universal. In particular, this company has a flood of "compilations / Greatest Hits" was released, including songs that Jackson never wanted to have on CD. Eg The harder they come , a number of Jimmy Cliff . The album Mike's Murder is released on LP (1983), however, never officially on CD. In a compilation made ​​especially for V & D this album there as "bonus CD" at.

In 2005, Jackson gave a series of concerts in the United States and Europe, including two in the new Carré in Amsterdam. Along with string quartet Ethel and the singer / producer / composer Todd Rundgren . Each of the participants had their own set, after which collectively came back for an encore. New in this series of performances was thus that Joe Jackson played a solo set. During these performances he played include a new, unreleased song, Citizen Sane called.

In 2006, then a new series of concerts under the name of Joe Jackson Trio , which Jackson and his old mates Graham Maby and Dave Houghton re going touring. U.S. and Europe In the spring of 2007 the trio made ​​a number of small venues in the Netherlands.

The aforementioned Citizen Sane (but now trio format) and some other new songs were played during this tour. Also, the older, unpublished Drunk Song that Jackson had played during the "Just For The Hell Of It" sessions, once in 1999, experienced a revival during this tour. Jackson is in the autumn of 2007 the trio entered the studio to record a new album, Rain , released in early 2008.

Although Jackson often confident and calm happens is he often insecure and shy, and he often does not know whether the audience is really so excited. The story that Jackson concert (or even several concerts) has broken down because the public was not quiet enough. Go

In 2012, the CD appears The Duke , which Jackson songs from Duke Ellington interprets. This release will be followed by a European tour, where "The Bigger Band" (with Regina Carter) will play three times in the Netherlands.

He has in the past mixed in the anti-smoking debate, as an opponent of the ban on smoking.

Discography edit ]Edit

Year Title Label
1979 Look Sharp! A & M
1979 I'm the Man A & M
1980 Beat Crazy A & M
1981 Jumpin 'Jive A & M
1982 Night and Day A & M
1983 Mike's Murder A & M
1984 Body & Soul A & M
1986 Big World A & M
1987 Will Power A & M
1988 Live 1980/86 A & M
1988 Tucker A & M
1989 Blaze of Glory A & M
1990 Steppin'Out A & M
1991 Laughter & Lust Virgin
1994 Night Music Virgin
1997 Heaven and Hell Sony
1999 Symphony No.. 1 Sony
2000 Summer in the City: Live in New York Sony
2000 Night and Day II Sony
2001 The Best of Joe Jackson Universal
2002 Two rainy nights Great Big Island
2003 Volume 4 Rykodisc
2004 Afterlife Rykodisc
2008 Rain Rykodisc
2012 The Duke Razor & Tie

Charts edit ]Edit

Albums edit ]Edit

Album (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Look sharp! 1978 05-05-1979 36 7
I'm the man 1979 03-11-1979 33 7
Beat Crazy 1980 25-10-1980 16 7 as Joe Jackson Band
Night and Day 1982 10-07-1982 2 44
Mike's murder 1983 17-09-1983 16 10 Soundtrack
Body & Soul 1984 31-03-1984 2 29
Big world 1986 05-04-1986 2 23 Live Album
Willpower 1987 09-05-1987 22 8
Live 1980/86 1988 07-05-1988 5 28 Live Album
Tucker 1988 03-09-1988 82 3
Blaze of glory 1989 29-04-1989 8 18
Stepping Out - The Best of Joe Jackson 1990 22-09-1990 14 6 Compilation
Laughter and lust 1991 11-05-1991 15 9
Night music 1994 15-10-1994 64 3
Night and Day II 2000 18-11-2000 65 8
Volume 4 2003 22-03-2003 27 11 as Joe Jackson Band
Afterlife 2004 08-05-2004 87 1 as Joe Jackson Band
Rain 25-01-2008 02-02-2008 12 9
Collected 2010 09-10-2010 48 1 Compilation
The duke 2012 30-06-2012 21 1 *
Album (s) to hit in 

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Volume 4 2003 29-03-2003 34 1 as Joe Jackson Band
Rain 2008 02-02-2008 20 7
The duke 2012 30-06-2012 88 1 *

Singles edit ]Edit

Single (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Is she really going out with him 1979 14-04-1979 tip9 - # 46 in the Single Top 100
It's different for girls 1980 09-02-1980 Tip6 -
The harder they come 1980 16-08-1980 35 5 if Joe Jackson Band / # 34 in the Single Top 100
Real people 1982 24-07-1982 15 7 # 17 in the Single Top 100
Steppin 'Out 1982 13-11-1982 tip12 -
Happy ending 1984 12-05-1984 34 4 by Elaine Caswell / # 19 in the Single Top 100
Left of center 1986 03-05-1986 Tip7 - with Suzanne Vega
Is she really going out with him (Live) 1988 13-08-1988 3 9 # 5 in the Single Top 100
(He's a) Shape in a drape 1989 18-03-1989 29 3 # 35 in the Single Top 100
Nineteen forever 1989 03-06-1989 27 3 # 44 in the Single Top 100
Stranger than fiction 1991 - # 71 in the Single Top 100
Stranger than you 2001 - # 91 in the Single Top 100

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
Be my number two - 548 566 521 515 435 482 530 678 524 555 584 764 467 503
Happy ending (with Elaine Caswell) - - - - - - - - 1663 - - 1788 - 1780 1959
Is she really going out with him 492 351 407 391 191 285 398 324 514 345 391 366 487 474 468
Real people - 356 419 397 247 378 554 604 788 512 593 653 681 605 592
Steppin 'Out - - - - - - - - - - 1687 - 1760 1330 1350

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