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In the early 1980s, Twink was official photographer to British guitar pop band The Jam. In the studio and on tour, Twink’s photographs provide a unique glimpse into the lives of Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton.

  • The Jam during a break from recording. West London, May 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • At Snake Pass in the Peak District, on the way to Manchester. March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Inside the luxury tour bus, 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • No matter where they were, the band were always being asked for autographs. UK tour, 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • Danny Baker interviews the band in the Leicester Holiday Inn. March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • Everything stops for tea. Sound check, Leicester, March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • Rick Buckler at rehearsals for the Trans Global Express tour, 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • Sitting in the dressing room within earshot of thousands of fans shouting “We want The Jam!” March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning 

  • Paul Weller checking himself just before going on stage. Birmingham, March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Excitement builds in the dressing room minutes before showtime. March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Limbering up. Seconds before going on stage. Leicester, 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • During the filming of the Trans Global Express video. Birmingham, March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • A frenzied attack after breaking a string. Birmingham, March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Bruce Foxton live on stage. Trans Global Express tour, 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • What the band did best was live performance. The sheer intensity was always matched by the devotion of their fans. Newcastle, April 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Between encores. The atmosphere was electric and all you could hear was “We want The Jam! We want The Jam!” from thousands of fans. Michael Sobel Centre, London, 1981.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Proof that Paul Weller does smile – just off stage. Amsterdam, April 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Just off stage in the dressing room. Amsterdam, April 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Back to the safety of the Holiday Inn in Leicester, March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

  • Rick Buckler on the phone to his girlfriend at the end of the day. March 1982.

    © Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning

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