Announced breakup with farewell single "Beat Surrender"
Released R&B-influenced The Gift
Released concept album Setting Sons
Released debut album In the City
Known for such albums as "Compact Snap" and "The Sound Of The Jam"
Popular songs include "Town Called Malice" and "Going Underground".
Paul Weller's father, John Weller, acted as The Jam's manager throughout Paul's stint with the band.
The Jam distinguished themselves from punk rock bands of the era by wearing tidy suits, a stark visual contrast to the tattered clothing of the punk scene.
The band's singles "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" ranked as the United Kingdom's top selling import singles of all time.