Joe Jackson (musician)

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Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire[1]) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001.[2] He is probably best-known for the 1978 hit song "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, "Steppin' Out"; and for his 1984 success with "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". He is also known for his 1978 song "Got The Time", covered by US thrash band Anthrax in 1990.

Along with Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, Jackson was a part of the trio of English artists who challenged the punk scene[citation needed] and brought a New Wave sound to the United States[citation needed] in the late 1970s. He was popular for his power-pop and new wave music early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classical musical pieces.

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Biography

Born in Staffordshire, David Jackson (as he was then known) grew up in Portsmouth in the Paulsgrove area and he attended the City of Portsmouth Boys School. His parents later moved to Gosport when he was a teenager.[citation needed]

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