(PRWEB) August 11, 2005
BMD-Certificates (http://www.BMD-Certificates.co.uk), a website which offers a specialized service to search for and supply copy certified and official U.K. birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates, celebrates the birthday of Joe Jackson by making his birth certificate available as part of their services, which can be purchased by visiting http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/joe_jackson.html
This birth certificate is one of a ongoing series commemorating some of the great people who have been born in the UK and gone on to world prominence in their field, and offers an unique glimpse into their life, and are the perfect item for collectors, fans, historians and researchers alike.
All certificates are full and official birth certificates acquired from the relevant General Register Office in the United Kingdom where the birth was originally registered.
Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Burton-upon-Trent) is a British musician. Jackson is probably best-known for the 1982 hit song "Steppin' Out", which still gets extensive FM radio airplay, and for his 1979 hit, "Is She Really Going Out With Him."
He started off learning to play the violin but soon switched to piano. From the age of 16 he played in bars, and won a scholarship to study musical composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. Jackson did not like the prospect of being a serious composer, and moved towards pop and rock.
His first band was Arms and Legs which collapsed after two unsuccessful singles. He then spent some time in the cabaret circuit to make money to record his own demos.
In 1978 a producer heard his tape, and got him signed to A&M Records. The album Look Sharp! was recorded straight away, and was released in 1979, quickly followed by I'm the Man and Beat Crazy in 1980. He also collaborated with Lincoln Thompson in reggae crossover.
The Joe Jackson band was very successful and toured extensively. After the breakup of the band, Joe took a break and recorded an album of old-style swing and blues tunes, Jumpin' Jive, featuring songs of Cab Calloway, Lester Young, Glenn Miller, and most prominently, Louis Jordan. He went on to record Night and Day, an album that paid tribute to the wit and style of Cole Porter (and less directly, to New York City) and was his last album to hit the Top 10, peaking at #4.
He recorded another record that was heavily influenced by jazz, pop and jazz standards, and salsa, Body and Soul, which hit #20, containing the hit "You can't get what you want ('til you know what you want)."
Jackson followed with Big World, a three-sided double record (the fourth side consisted of a single centering groove and a label stating "there is no music on this side". The instrumental Will Power set the stage for things to come later, but before he left pop behind he put out two more cerebral and celebratory albums, Blaze of Glory and Laughter and Lust.
From then on, he drifted away from the pop style, going on to be signed by Sony Classical in 1997, who released his unconventional Symphony No. 1 in 1999 for which he received a Grammy award.
Jackson is also an author, having written A Cure for Gravity, published in 1999, which Jackson has described as a "book about music, thinly disguised as a memoir." It traces his early musical life from childhood until his 24th birthday.
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