Rick Buckler performing in 2006 at the Islington Academy.
|Birth name||Paul Richard Buckler|
|Born||6 December 1955
|Origin||Woking, Surrey, England|
|Occupations||Drummer, Percussionist, Songwriter, Producer|
|Years active||1972 - 1985, 2005 - Present|
Invisible Hands Music
|Associated acts||The Jam
Time UK (band)
From The Jam
|Hayman Drum, Yamaha Drums, Premier Resonator Drums, Premier Resonator/Projector Drums, Ludwig Maple Classic|
Rick Buckler (born Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, in Woking, Surrey, England), is the former drummer of The Jam, an English rock band that enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom from 1977 until disbanding in 1982. Although spearheaded by the songwriter Paul Weller, the rhythm section of Buckler on drums and Bruce Foxton on bass guitar were an integral part of The Jam's sound and success. The Jam split at the behest of Weller.
Q Magazine reported in March 2006 that Buckler was dismissive of the jazz leanings in Weller's post-Jam band The Style Council, after Weller played his ex-bandmate tapes of his new songs. Weller has not spoken to Buckler socially for more than 20 years.
In 1983, Buckler joined 'Time U.K.', featuring himself, Jimmy Edwards and Ray Simone, both formerly of 'MasterSwitch', Danny Kustow from the Tom Robinson Band, and Nick South of both the Yoko Ono Band and Steve Marriott's All Stars (replacing the short-lived tenure of former Sparks and Radio Star bassist Martin Gordon, who recorded demos and performed only one gig with the band). Time UK sold nearly 60,000 copies of their first single, "The Cabaret". Buckler was reunited with Foxton and Edwards as 'Sharp', who recorded some songs for the short-lived Unicorn record label. These recordings have subsequently been re-issued on a Time UK anthology. Buckler started a furniture refurbishment business after Time UK's demise.
From November, 2005, Buckler played drums in 'The Gift'. Buckler and Bruce Foxton toured with Russell Hastings (vocals/guitar) and bassist Dave Moore under the name of "From the Jam". On September 15 2009 Buckler announced that he would no longer play and tour with the band.