This Day In Rock. THE JAM
Bruce Foxton was born on September 1, 1955 in Woking, Surrey UK.
Since the punk explosion during the summer of 1976, as a part of The Jam, Bruce Foxton’s thumping bass lines exploded onto London's live music scene. In The Jam, Bruce and drummer Rick Buckler were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller.
After The Jam split in 1982, Foxton pursued a solo career. He had a hit with the single ‘Freak’ and collaborated with other musicians, until he got the call from Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns, staying with SLF for fifteen years, recording four albums, namely, ‘Flags and Emblems’, ‘Get a Life’, ‘Tinderbox’ and ‘Guitar and Drum’.
In February 2007, Foxton and Buckler announced they would be touring again as ‘From The Jam’ with members of Buckler's Jam tribute band ‘The Gift’.
In May 2007 From The Jam toured the UK to sold out venues. Since then they have toured the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand as well as some dates in Europe.
Foxton was recently voted by readers of NME as the 7th Most Influential Bass Player, which shows the high regard he is held in by fans, musicians and the music press alike.
Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton back together after almost 30 years to play the Jam hit "Eton Rifles". This was a charity benefit at Woking Leisure Centre in aid of the local Hospice (Weller and Foxton both ex-Woking boys!).