Thousand Things I Want To Say To You
29 Apr 2014
On April 29th 1977, The Jam released their debut single, ‘In the City’. It reached Number 40 in the May UK charts, beginning a streak of 18 Top 40 singles for The Jam.
‘"In the City” was, for me, the first real song I ever wrote. I’d been writing since 1972, but that was the first time I collided with my own generation. We loved that tune. Some nights at The Marquee we’d play it three times in a set. People loved it. It became anthemic through repetition.’ – Paul Weller in A THOUSAND THINGS
The song earned The Jam a loyal fan base, many of which are still dedicated followers of Paul Weller’s career nearly 40 years later.
Left: Bruce Foxton and Paul Weller reunited in 2010 © Lawrence Watson
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