Joe Jackson received the lion's share of credit for his early classic albums (and understandably so – he penned and sang all of the tracks), but bassist Graham Maby seemed to lead the charge musically, as his bass was almost used as a lead instrument on many of the tracks. Born during 1952 in Gosport, South England, Maby discovered rock music via the Beatles, but it wasn't until he was 17 that he picked up the bass. Entirely self-taught, Maby began playing in a variety of local bands during the ‘70s, including Arms & Legs, a group which included Joe Jackson on keys and vocals. When Jackson was signed to A&M Records as a solo artist in 1978, the singer/songwriter invited Maby to join his backing band. Merging several styles together (reggae, swing, punk, jazz, pop, etc.), the original Joe Jackson Band got off to a running start – ...
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