One for the diary, with Somerset House presenting The Jam: About the Young Idea, which takes place from 26th June – 31 August 2015.
According to Somerset House, the exhibition offers ‘unprecedented access to The Jam’s archive’, which will mean the ‘first comprehensive exhibition’ about the band.
What you will see is unseen material and fan memorabilia, with all three members of the band, the Weller family and music archivist Den Davis digging deep for a collection curated by Nicky Weller, Tory Turk and Russell Reader with additional advice from DJ Gary Crowley.
Highlights include hand written lyrics, original stage outfits, personal photographs and footage, unreleased music videos, early scrapbooks, letters and postcards, posters and fanzines, and the band’s instruments. The exhibition, has also been designed in reference to album artworks and features original graphics from artist Anthony Burrill.
You can get all the details so far available and book advance tickets at the Somerset House website.
In addition to that, a new album is out on 22nd June 2015, described as a limited-edition CD and titled About The Young Idea. It sounds like another The Best of The Jam, but does include some previously unavailable recordings. You can check out track listing of that here.