Friday 26 June 2015

Somerset House - New exhibition now open - The Jam: About the Young Idea

This summer, Somerset House, in collaboration with Nice Time Inc Productions, is proud to present The Jam: About the Young Idea. With unprecedented access to The Jam’s archive, this is the first comprehensive exhibition about the extraordinary band whose music immortalised life for Britain’s disenchanted youth during the late 70s and early 80s.

Through unseen material and fan memorabilia, the exhibition will chart the trio’s journey from Sheerwater Secondary Modern in Woking to superstardom.

For the very first time, all three members of the band – Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton – have opened up their archives, especially for the show. The collection includes hand written lyrics, original stage outfits, personal photographs and footage, unreleased music videos, early scrapbooks, letters and postcards, posters and fanzines, and the band’s instruments. The exhibition will provide a unique and personal insight into the band’s trailblazing life and the retrospect legacy The Jam left on music, style, politics and culture.

East Wing Galleries, East Wing
£9.50, £7.00 concessions> book now
Nice Time Productions
Supported by
Supported by Fred Perry
The Jam: About the Young Idea © Elaine Bryant/LFI/Photoshot, The Jam in London 1978
The Jam: About the Young Idea © Jill Furmanovsky, The Jam, Marquee Club, 1978
The Jam: About the Young Idea © Martyn Goddard, Frank's Café, Beak St, 1978