Personalities | Joe Jackson | Eighties | Rock
(Vocals, b. 1954)
Sharp-suited keyboardist and singer Jackson, from Portsmouth, rode the new wave with quirky love songs such as ‘Is She Really Going Out With Him’, and a varied US Top 20 album Look Sharp (1979). He then reverted to his musical background in jazz. With 1981’s Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive he updated big band swing. More eclectic albums, Night And Day (1982) and Body And Soul (1984) and a Top 10 smash ‘Steppin’ Out’ followed from this always-interesting songsmith.
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