December


5th 1970 Paul Buckler forms his first band called Impulse, with Twin brother Pete on Bass


6th 1955 Paul Richard Buckler is born in Woking, the second of twins, Pete arrived 5 mins earlier


7th 1970 Bruce Foxton plays a gig with early Jam drummer Neil Harris, in Woking


10th 1982 The last, and live album Dig the New Breed is released but only reaches number 2 in the UK charts


11th 1982 The last gig, The Jam bow out at a funeral atmosphere in Brighton. Rick Buckler comes to the front of the stage for the first and last time and it was all over.


12th 1980 Joined on stage at the Music Machine in Camden Town by Shane MacGowan of The Nips for a version of Heatwave.


12th 1981 The band introduce a Horn Section for the first time live at the Sobell Centre


13th 1979 A gig at The Rainbow Theatre in London is recorded and is so good that three of the songs appear on Dig the New Breed in 1982.


14th 1976 Live at The 100 Club, in Oxford Street, London. An early punk gig with The Derelicts


19th 1981 A private fan club concert at the Hippodrome in Golders Green is broadcast by Radio One


19th 1982 The last Christmas party, traditionally at The Greyhound in Fulham, becomes a Wake


25th 1970 Paul gets his first electric guitar for X Mas, but leaves it under his bed for a year


26th 1974 The Band play a Boxing Day gig at the Hare and Hill Club in Ottershaw, Woking


27th 1981The Jam sweep the annual readers poll of both the Daily Mirror & NME's rock & pop awards


31st 1977 War breaks out in Rhodesia ( a distant land ) as mentioned in Modern World's, The Combine

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