8th March 1976

While returning from a fly posting trip in London John Weller crashes his car and Rick fractures his right ankle and spends the night in hospital and ordered to undertake six weeks rest. The following night Rick performs with the band at The Greyhound.

 9th July 1976

Paul Weller goes to an all nighter at The Lyceum London to see The Sex Pistols. The rest is history....

17th July 1976

The Jam advertise for a keyboard player. Bob Grey joins the band. FOOTNOTE FROM BOB HERE

 

 

 

 

 

July 1976

The Jam record the following at Bob Potters Studio. Soul Dance, Back In My Arms Again & I Got By In Time. These are available on bootleg vinyl.

August 1976

The Jam record the following at Michael's Club, Woking. Dancing In The Street, So Sad About Us, Taking My Love, Cheque Book, In The City, Sounds From The Street and Time For Truth.

 

16th October 1976
The Jam play a short lunch time set outside the Rock On record shop in Soho market. This was watched by The Clash & The Music Press. The set consisted of mainly covers  but aired a rough version of  In The City There's A Thousand Things I Want To Say To You. The event was captured by Caroline Coon from Melody Maker , reviewed  by John Ingham from Sounds and Mark Perry from Sniffin Glue fanzine.

 

21st October 1976

The Jam support The Sex Pistols at The Queens Hall Dunstable....

 

9th November 1976

The Jams debut at The 100 Club supporting The Vibrators. (This was a  deal done by John Weller and local promoter Ron Watts) playing mainly covers with the odd Weller number thrown in..... Clearly impressed with The Jam, Watts gave them several more gigs at the 100 club.

16th November 1976

The Jams second gig at The 100 Club supporting The Count Bishops. This set contained much more original Jam material and the band played at 100 mph. 

23rd  November 1976

Smash It Up! - Upstairs At Ronnie Scotts.
Reviewed by Sean McGowan for a punk fanzine called Bondage, its noted that Weller smashes his amp & guitar Townshend style during an intense performace.