SETTING SONS TOUR:Saturday's
Kids; Burning Sky; Thick As Thieves; It's Too Bad; Dreams Of Children; Mr.
Clean; Butterfly Collector; Private Hell;Little Boy Soldiers;
Smithers-Jones; To Be Someone; The Eton Rifles; Strange Town; When You're
Young; Down In The Tube Station At Midnight; The Place I Love; All Mod
Cons; David Watts; 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street
band line up
Paul Weller (vocs/guitar) Bruce Foxton
(bass) Rick Buckler (drums
Dave Fenton (guitar/vocs) Howard Smith (drums) Edward Bazalgette
(guitar) Steve Smith (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to
The webmaster, north Bucks:
remember the support band The Vapors were fairly decent and you thought
they might go on etc. They did for a while anyway – within months Turning
Japanese was a huge hit for them.
As for The Jam – promoting
the Setting Sons album…….quite possibly the best gig I saw at Friars. I
was near the front and Weller, Foxton and Buckler played like their lives
depended on it. I can still picture this gig and hear Eton Rifles.
They were good blokes
afterwards coming out into the hall and giving autographs to anyone who
wanted them. They all autographed my Friars membership card, which I
haven’t seen in over 20 years !"
split in 1982 at the height of their success playing the biggest arena. Paul
Weller has remained in the public eye for nearly 40 years. After the Jam he formed The Style Council and had much
success with them. The Paul Weller Movement wasn't so successful but as a solo
artiste he has again hit the heady heights and popularity shows no signs of
abating. Bruce Foxton joined Stiff Little Fingers in 1991 and
remained with them for 15 years. In 2007, the Jam reformed without Weller
as From The Jam to favourable reviews. Weller closed Friars Phase Three in
2010 with a bang and was still having number one albums in 2012.
had had a huge hit with
Turning Japanese. They split in 1981. Dave Fenton is now a solicitor and
Edward Bazalgette is a TV producer
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