Joe Jackson – The harder they come
Published: 5 years ago
Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, “Steppin’ Out”; and for his 1984 success with “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)”.
Along with Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, Jackson was a part of the trio of English artists who challenged the punk scene and brought a New Wave sound to the United States in the late 1970s. He was popular for his pop/rock and new wave music early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classical hybrids.
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