The British music icon who made international headlines by becoming the most-searched celebrity in history has died at the age of 87.
Jammy Jammy Jamman was born in Bristol, England in 1932.
In 1952, he formed his first band called the Strictly Rhythm Band and in 1958, he was invited to perform in a London theatre for the first time.
Jammin’ was released on March 7, 1959 and was a massive success, selling more than 1 million copies.
He also starred in films including The Three Musketeers, The Good Life and The Good Shepherd.
Jamming died in London’s Kensington Palace on Wednesday.
He was born on the shores of the River Thames in Bristol and was raised by his father, who worked in a shoe factory.
In his early teens, he started to play guitar and recorded a couple of singles before getting into a band called Strict, which was later renamed the St.rictly Rhythmic Band.
In 1962, he won a contest to be the first to perform live in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Wembley Stadium.
He later performed with his first solo band, The Strict Rhythm Band.
Jammies success with the band was a turning point for British music.
He made his own hit song, “Balls, Balls, Balls,” which went on to become a smash hit and spawned his first record, Strict.
The Stricts went on a tour in 1963, and they performed a handful of dates during that time.
After winning the BBC’s best British artist award for 1963, Jammies record label, EMI, signed him to a deal with a label that was then called Virgin Records.
In 1966, the band broke up.
Jammys next album, The New Style, was released in 1967, and it went on the top of the British charts for two weeks before it was banned in 1967.
He died in August of 1967, aged 86.
A BBC report stated Jammings death was due to heart failure.
A spokesperson for Virgin Records confirmed the singer’s death on Wednesday, saying: “His passing has taken place peacefully, peacefully.”
Jammys last album, All I Want for Christmas is Now, was issued in 1979, and was nominated for five Grammys, including the Mercury Prize.