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Joe Jackson

Jackson performing in Arizona, July 1982
Background information
Birth name David Ian Jackson
Born 11 August 1954 (1954-08-11) (age 67)
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Genres Punk rock, ska, new wave, jazz pop, jazz, sophisti-pop, classical
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, author
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone
Years active 1970–present
Labels A&M, Sony Classical, Virgin/EMI, Rykodisc, E1/Koch

David Ian "Joe" Jackson MBE (born 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Jackson's first and second releases, "Sunday Papers" and "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" became a hit in 1979. This was followed by many new wave singles before he started creating more jazz type pop music. He had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out". He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 19 studio albums and earned 5 Grammy Award nominations in a career extending from 1978 to today.

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