'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

These previously unseen photos of The Jam are from 'Absolute Luck' (www.absoluteluck.co.uk), at Soho's Tapestry Gallery(www.tapestry.co.uk). Photographer Derek D’Souza: "One of the few times I managed to capture Paul and Bruce singing into the same microphone. Very Lennon and McCartney." - Wembley Arena 02.12.1982

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"A great location at Chiswick Park - the angle and the stonework really make the shot." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Paul with sunglasses: Probably my favourite photo of Paul from that day - the shirt, the suit, the stone background, and those sunglasses!" - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"On the steps at Chiswick House." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Great to see the band looking relaxed, even if the photographer was nervous!" - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"I spotted the reflection in the window of Chiswick House as we walked by, “That ain’t no ghost that’s a reflection of you...”" - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Solo shot of Paul, first time I had seen the Steve Marriott style haircut." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"My personal favourite photo of the whole band that day, the dark suits, the stonework of Chiswick House and the natural background." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Paul is a blur as he jumps in the air with his Rickenbacker 330. You can pick out his guitar with the red and white ‘W’ Sticker, and his classic red and black Shelley’s Bowling shoes." - Guildford Civic Hall gig 07.07.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Towards the end of the shoot, but still looking cool!" - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"The previous night both Paul and Bruce jumped in the air during the same song 'Boy About Town'... Would they do it again? I made sure I was ready and captured the whole stage. If you look closely, you can see John Weller looking on from the left hand side of the photograph." - Hammersmith Palais gig 15.12.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"The combination of colours on the suits, the natural background and the stonework on the bridge worked brilliantly." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"'That’s Entertainment!' This was the first time I saw the band play this song live. Paul and Bruce both played guitar on this version." - Michael Sobell Sports Centre soundcheck 12.12.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"A variation on the image used for the back of the Absolute Beginners sleeve - the gate and background make for a great location. This is where it all started." - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Back in the day when smoking indoors was allowed! I used flash to fill in the shadows and to highlight the smoke." - Michael Sobell Sports Centre soundcheck 12.12.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"We had always planned to take photos with the statues - not so easy when they are 10 feet tall. But it was fun lining up the shot; ‘back a bit, forward a bit...!’" - Chiswick Park (Absolute Beginners Photo session) 31.08.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"I remember this was right at the end of the song 'The Gift' with Bruce in mid air. Paul playing the last chord and Rick just about to hit the cymbals!" - Guildford Civic Hall gig 09.12.1982

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Bruce Foxton, one of the best bass players around, and great on backing vocals." - Hammersmith Palais gig 15.12.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"Bruce captured in the low light. I remember some friends hiding in the toilet after the soundcheck so they could stay in for the gig!" - Hammersmith Palais soundcheck 14.12.1981

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Photo: Derek D'Souza

'Absolute Luck' - Unseen photos of The Jam

"The first of five nights at Wembley on the final tour. Front row seats - thanks to Ann Weller!" - Wembley Arena gig 01.12.1982

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