Until pretty recently, credible, original music retrospectives were rare – authentic memorabilia was confined to private collections acquired for zillions or cheesey Hard Rock cafes. No more. The V&A's Bowie exhibition changed all that.

The latest must-see rock/punk/pop exhibition is 'The Jam: About the Young Idea', which opens 1st July 2016 at Liverpool's Cunard Building after a hugely successful run at London's Somerset House in 2015.

Curated by Russell Reader and Den Davis and Paul Weller's sister, Nicky, this is not just a brilliant retrospective of one of the UK's most influential and pioneering band, it explores their powerful impact on fashion, politics and youth culture.

With unprecedented access to The Jam archives and personal memorabilia - Nicky ran The Jam Fan Club - it's all here. School reports, hand written lyrics, instruments, archive footage, original outfits, photos ans demo tapes, this is the definitive collection.

After six era-defining albums at the peak of their success, Weller decided to call it a day. It's easy to forget the enormous influence of the Jam: the timeless songwriting, the sharp clobber, the spiky attitude. This exhibition is a long overdue and quite brilliant reminder.

With tickets at £9.50 (weekends) and £5.00 (weekdays), go see. You might even bump into superfans Noel Gallagher, Martin Freeman or Alex Turner!

See 'The Jam: About the Young Idea' at Cunard building until 25 September 2016 buy tickets at www.nicetimeinc.co.uk/tickets

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