THE JAM: ABOUT THE YOUNG IDEA EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LIVERPOOL

About The Young Idea is a new, interactive show which picks up on the overwhelming success of the exhibition held at Somerset house last year.

And in what's thought to be a world first, they've added a marvellous new interactive element to the show. A new free app will allow visitors to engage with the exhibits by scanning VCodes as well as letting music lovers save five of their favourite exhibits from the show to a mobile device to enjoy in their own time.

The exhibition is open to the public between 1st July and 6th October at the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Tickets are on sale from Friday 27 May. Only a limited number will be sold for each day to ensure maximum visitor enjoyment.


SOMERSET HOUSE - EAST WING

About the Young Idea explores both The Jam’s extraordinary success and also their social, cultural and sartorial legacy.

 

THE GIG ROOM

The Jam at the height of their success, featuring original amps, drums and guitars as used in the final show. Footage from Bingley Hall also featured. Close your eyes and you can be back in '82.

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70s britain

Was in economic and political crisis. Many of the band's songs were politically charged and Eton Rifles is probably best known. This room shows rare and unseen memorabilia from this time.

STANLEY ROAD

Takes you back to 1970s Surrey where it all began. This room features early and rare recordings, private family photos and personal items as well as Paul's school books and a tribute to John Weller.

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STYLE ICONS

By the band’s third album, All Mod Cons, The Jam had developed a distinctive look as they were elevated into stardom. They adopted a style with a more colourful and fresh aesthetic.

PUNK

In the summer of '76 the punk movement swept the nation. The Jam went to a Sex Pistols gig and the rest is history. This room shows posters, fanzines, flyers and unseen photos from this time.

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SOUND AFFECTS

The Jam lasted because their songs were intelligently constructed and performed. They were full of power & passion, relentless. See their original iconic guitars on show. The TV wall screens unseen footage.