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Rick Buckler performing in 2006 at the Islington Academy.
|Birth name||Paul Richard Buckler|
|Born||6 December 1955|
|Origin||Woking, Surrey, England|
|Genres||Punk, rock, mod revival, New Wave|
|Occupations||Drummer, percussionist, songwriter, producer|
|Years active||1972–1995, 2005–present|
|Labels||Polydor, Detour, Invisible Hands Music|
|Associated acts||The Jam, Time UK, Sharp, The Highliners, The Gift, From The Jam|
|Hayman Drum, Yamaha Drums, Premier Elite Drums, Premier Soundwave Drums, Premier Resonator Drums, Premier Projector Drums, Premier Elite/Soundwave Drums (Custom), Ludwig Classic Maple Series|
Rick Buckler (born Paul Richard Buckler, 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.6 December 1955 , in
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 former Sparks/Radio Stars bassist Martin Gordon. Gordon's tenure was brief - he recorded demos and performed only one gig with the band before being replaced by Nick South of Sniff 'n' the Tears and Steve Marriott's All Stars. 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 and produced and mixed the album Bound for Glory by The Highliners and drummed for them in 1990.
From November 2005, Buckler played drums in 'The Gift' with Russell Hastings (vocals/guitar) and Dave Moore (Bass), the band playing exclusively material by The Jam. In 2007, Bruce Foxton joined the lineup (with Moore moving to rhythm guitar and keyboards) and they began touring under the name of "From the Jam". On 15 September 2009 Buckler announced that he would no longer play and tour with the band.
In 2011 Rick Buckler returned in a new band If, co formed with Tim V from Sham 69 on vocals, and featuring Ian Whitewood on second drums,Tony Feedback on guitar, and Al Campbell on bass. As of 2013 Buckler is managing a number of other musical acts, including singer-guitarist Sarah Jane and vocal band 'The Brompton Mix'.
- The Jam (official website as run by Rick Buckler)
- Rick Buckler
- If (official website)
- From The Jam (official website)
- Time U.K. (official website)
- The Jam Fan Myspace Page
-  Interview with Rick Bucker for Mudkiss
-  2013 video interview with Rick