Joe Jackson 1981 and 1982

Joe Jackson 1981 and 1982
joej81 By 1981 Joe Jackson was doing the Jumping Jive. This tour called at Newcastle Mayfair, and saw Joe in a big band format with an album and tour which recreated 40s swing. It was an interesting and enjoyable gig, and very different from the Joe Jackson gigs I had previously attended. I went with my mate Gillie who was really into Joe and the Jumping Jive at the time. joej82 By 1982 Joe was back in the singles charts with the great Steppin’ Out, and touring with a new band. I caught his show at Newcastle City Hall in 1982. The ticket tells me that there was no support that night and that “the artiste” ie Joe) came on stage at 8.15pm. I can’t recall a lot about this gig, the early Joe Jackson gigs are the ones which stick in my mind. Songs like Is She Really Going Out With Him? and Fools in Love mixed new wave, pop and jazz in a stylish way like no other band at the time. This was the last time I saw Joe Jackson in concert. Joe’s visits to the UK have been less frequent in recent times. He’s another guy who I’d like to see again.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rüdiger on July 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Doesn’t he live in Berlin nowadays?


    • Posted by vintagerock on July 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Does he really; apologies; I assumed he lived in the US. I will check and correct accordingly. Many thanks Peter


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