Joe Jackson has today’s almost forgotten track

Joe Jackson is one of those who is a prime candidate for this series, in my estimation…in the 80s he was somewhat ubiquitous, with every track receiving airplay and adulation, and though the latter of those two words still applies, I doubt that, given a couple of exceptions, he gets heard that much anymore…marketed initially as part of the “punk” movement, it was obvious that he was not, nor was he an Elvis Costello clone, though there is some argument for that if you are considering him as just a great songwriter, which, like Costello he most certainly is…his recorded output during his time ranged from power pop, and even swing music, to some of the finest ballads of the time, like this one…


Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.


Published on July 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson


July 26, 2018 - 8:47 am


Talented Guy, he is another one that could have had a much Bigger Career.
I am sure you could name a hundred or perhaps more others.

He was a pretty big deal back in his Hit Days! Very catchy Tunes.


July 26, 2018 - 9:50 am

greg simpson

I agree, BMCQ, that he was a pretty big deal and, to those who got it, remains so.

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