"Jet" is the name used by five groups.
JET (1) is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia, whose debut album Get Born, released in 2003, has so far sold over 1 million copies throughout the world.
The band claims to draw influence from groups such as The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Kinks, AC/DC, Oasis and The Rolling Stones.
Their tunes Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Cold Hard Bitch became worldwide hits; the former became popular largely due to featuring in an ad for the Apple iPod.
The track Look What You've Done was used in the film A Lot Like Love.
As of 2004, Jet consisted of:
Nic Cester (guitar and lead vocals)
Chris Cester (drums and vocals)
Cameron Muncey (guitar and vocals)
Mark Wilson (bass).
Official Jet Website
Official Jet Australian website
Official Jet UK Website
Not-Official Jet Website from Brazil
Jet (2) from London were formed in 1974. Members were Andy Ellison (vocals, ex-John's Children), Martin Gordon (bass, song-writer, ex-Sparks), Chris Townson (drums, formerly in John's Children and Jook), David O'List (lead guitar, ex-The Nice) and Peter Oxendale (keyboards).
The band's album was produced by (Queen, Foreigner, the Cars, Cheap Trick, etc. etc.) producer Roy Thomas Baker and was, until now, the only RTB production not available on CD. Finally convinced in 2011 by a worldwide campaign of terror and smutty remarks about Australians, and eager to make amends for their egregious error, Sony Music saw fit to license the material to RPM, an offshoot of Cherry Red Records.
Jet, who were not Australian in any commonly-understood sense of the term, were managed by Mike Leander, who knew a thing or two about pop music himself, having arranged strings for the Beatles as well as composing some of the seventies' vilest glam-rock anthems. We will say no more about his credentials, other than to note that various people are now paying the ultimate (or nearly) penalty.
The band's clothes were designed by Elton John's tailor, pix were shot at Mick Jagger's country house, the album cover was designed by Hipgnosis... but CBS imposed their own template upon the result, changing both the album cover and title. A peeved Jet appeared at a CBS convention in London prior to the album's release; presumably baffled, the label undertook to send them out on tour with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, who were then trundling their joint venture around the UK. Following the tour, Jet undertook their own promo dates, receiving a wide variety of responses from stunned audiences across the UK. When their singles 'My River' (about somebody who had lost a river) and 'Nothing To Do With Us' (about nothing in particular) failed to set the UK charts afire, the band were summoned for a dressing-down, and encouraged to go and pull up their glamorous socks in the country.
Parting with guitarist O'List, who was replaced by Ian Macleod, Jet duly retreated to Bruton in Somerset. Attempting to create some user-friendly material as prompted by CBS, all of Martin Gordon's new material was seamlessly strung together in an uninterrupted 45-minute-long sequence, and was delivered to the assembled executives at top (some may say excessive) volume. The label bosses were not impressed, and washed their hands of future involvement. Management did likewise. The band changed their name to Radio Stars, removed the vegetables from down their trousers and the rest is, more or less, history.
Official Martin Gordon Website
Jet (3) was a rock band from Genoa, northern Italy, that existed from 1971 to 1974.
Jet (4) is a project by the danish electronica artist Anders Remmer, more recently known as cph jet.
JET (5) is originally from somewhere in the states, but currently the main component("Jess Tipton"?) resides in Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada). Technoish remixes, somewhat complex metal.
Live @ Cockpit on Wednesday, 11th June 2003