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They started strongly and, finished weakly, for which critics will always forgive you, having aided your rise. They had four number one singles, three of which went straight in at number one when that was big news (the Clash had none while they were together).
They received this year's Outstanding Contribution award at the Ivor Novellos or somesuch. The Jam started weakly and finished strongly, so the critics can't take the credit for discovering and championing them.
In 1977, The Jam, to a man, used to turn up to gigs in faded flares and change into their mohair suits, then back into flares afterwards.
The Damned were far better live than The Clash or The Pistols.
The Clash have done little since they split to dilute their memory, while Paul Weller continues to make music of varying genres and success.
I remember seeing the Jam play live in Liverpool as their first album 'In the City' came out.