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Rick Buckler

Rick Buckler performing in 2006 at the Islington Academy.
Background information
Birth name Paul Richard Buckler
Born 6 December 1955 (1955-12-06) (age 54)
Origin Woking, Surrey, England
Genres Punk
Mod revival
New Wave
Occupations Drummer, Percussionist, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1972 - 1985, 2005 - Present
Labels Polydor Records
Detour Records
Invisible Hands Music
Associated acts The Jam
Time UK (band)
The Gift
From The Jam
Notable instruments
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'[1]. 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.

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