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Birth Name: David Ian Jackson
Born: 1954/08/11
Birth Place: Burton upon Trent, England
Years Active: 1978-present
Genres: Punk Rock, Ska, New Wave, Pop, Power Pop, Jazz, Classical Music

Joe Jackson was born August 11, 1954, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, and is a musician and singer-songwriter. Jackson's style of music began with a fusion of pop/rock and new wave, before switching to a more eclectic, pop/jazz/classical sound throughout the latter part of his career. Jackson began violin lessons at an early age, but switched to piano fairly quickly, which he became proficient at. At the age of 16 he was playing piano in local pubs before winning a scholarship to study musical composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. After graduating from music school, Jackson played in a number of local bands until he began to record his own demo tapes. In 1978, one of ... Continue Bio >>

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