On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I’m joined by author, Richard Houghton – one of the people behind the book – The Jam – The Day I Was There.
With a foreword written by Jam drummer Rick Buckler, this book tells the story of The Jam in the words of over 300 fans. With memories from the earliest shows at clubs and pubs around Woking and London, UK and North American tours through to their last ever gig in Brighton in December 1982.
Told by the perspective of fans, promoters, studio engineers, photographers and support acts the book includes personal photographs, memorabilia, anecdotes and stories that have never been published before.
Richard has previously created books the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix (all of which are compilations of fan memories of seeing these legendary artists live). He has also co-written a book about the semi legendary indie band The Wedding Present with lead singer David Gedge and worked with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on their book, Pretending To See The Future.
You can buy the book, co-written with Neil Cossar (the fella behind the award winning web site and publisher – This Day in Music) here…
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EP132 – Richard Houghton, Author – The Jam – The Day I Was There – Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul
In 2023, Richard will be publishing books on the Faces, Slade, The Beatles, The Who and Pink Floyd… Find out more at richardmhoughton.com