Paul Weller

Nom civil:
John William Weller Jr
Profil:
British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Born: 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater (Near Woking), Surrey, England, UK.

English singer, songwriter, and previous leader of two bands: The Jam and The Style Council. In England, he is recognised as something of a national institution yet, because much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture, he has remained essentially a national rather than an international star.

He was a central figure in the Mod revival. As the leader of The Jam he fronted the most popular British band of the punk era, influencing legions of English rockers that ranged from his mod-revival contemporaries to Smiths in the 1980s and Oasis (2) in the 1990s.

During the final days of The Jam he developed a fascination with Motown and soul music, which led him to form the sophisti-pop group Style Council in 1983. As The Style Council’s career progressed, Weller’s interest in soul moved towards an infatuation with jazz-pop and house music, which led to the gradual erosion of his audience and the eventual split of The Style Council in 1990. But by then, Weller couldn’t get a record contract in the UK, where he had previously been worshipped.

As a solo artist, Weller returned to soul music as an inspiration, cutting it with the progressive, hippie tendencies of Traffic. Weller’s solo records were more organic and rootsy than the Style Council, which helped him regain his popularity within Britain. He launched his solo career in 1992 and by the mid 1990s, he had released three successful albums which were both critically acclaimed and massively popular in England.

Then contemporary bands like Ocean Colour Scene were citing him as an influence. Just as importantly, many observers, while occasionally criticising the trad-rock nature of his music, acknowledged that Weller was one of the few rock veterans that had managed to stay vital within the second decade of his career.

Son of John Weller (2). He married Dee C. Lee in 1987; divorced in 1988. Father of Leah Weller (with Dee C. Lee). He became involved with Samantha Stocks until 2008. He married Hannah Andrews in September 2010.
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Paul Weller - Paul Weller illustration d'album Paul Weller Paul Weller (Album) Go! Discs US 1992 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Wild Wood illustration d'album Paul Weller Wild Wood (Album) Go! Discs Taiwan 1993 Vendre cette version
TCD 0519 Paul Weller - In Concert - 563 illustration d'album Paul Weller In Concert - 563(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0519 UK 1993 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Live Wood illustration d'album Paul Weller Live Wood (Album) GO! Discs Australia 1994 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Stanley Road illustration d'album Paul Weller Stanley Road (Album) Go! Discs Turkey 1995 Vendre cette version
TCD 1022 Paul Weller - In Concert - 650 illustration d'album Paul Weller In Concert - 650(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service TCD 1022 UK 1995 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - In Concert 734 illustration d'album Paul Weller In Concert 734 BBC Worldwide UK 1997 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Heavy Soul illustration d'album Paul Weller Heavy Soul (Album) Go! Discs US 1997 Vendre cette version
WELLER 1 Paul Weller - Live From The Roof Of The Hayward Gallery, London illustration d'album Paul Weller Live From The Roof Of The Hayward Gallery, London(LP, Ltd, Promo) Southern Songs, Island Records WELLER 1 UK 1997 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - "Live From Victoria Park" illustration d'album Paul Weller "Live From Victoria Park" Island Records UK 1998 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Heliocentric illustration d'album Paul Weller Heliocentric (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 2000 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Live At The Royal Albert Hall illustration d'album Paul Weller Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) Warner Music Entertainment UK & Europe 2000 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Days Of Speed illustration d'album Paul Weller Days Of Speed (Album) Independiente, Independiente UK 2001 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Later Presents Paul Weller illustration d'album Paul Weller Later Presents Paul Weller Independiente UK 2001 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Illumination illustration d'album Paul Weller Illumination (Album) Independiente, Independiente Australia 2002 Vendre cette version
none Paul Weller - Live - Taken from Abbey Road DAT illustration d'album Paul Weller Live - Taken from Abbey Road DAT(CDr, Promo + CDr, Promo) Independiente none UK 2002 Vendre cette version
none Paul Weller - Bootcut illustration d'album Paul Weller Bootcut(CD, Club, Fan) paulweller.com none UK 2002 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Studio 150 illustration d'album Paul Weller Studio 150 (Album) V2 Canada 2004 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - As Is Now illustration d'album Paul Weller As Is Now (Album, Comp) V2 US 2005 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Catch-Flame! illustration d'album Paul Weller Catch-Flame! (Album) V2 Philippines 2006 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams illustration d'album Paul Weller 22 Dreams (Album) Island Records US 2008 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - At The BBC illustration d'album Weller* At The BBC (Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group, Universal UMC, BBC UK 2008 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Just A Dream: 22 Dreams - Live illustration d'album Weller* Just A Dream: 22 Dreams - Live (Album) Island Records UK & Europe 2009 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation illustration d'album Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation (Album) Island Records UK 2010 Vendre cette version
Paul Weller - Find The Torch, Burn The Plans illustration d'album Weller* Find The Torch, Burn The Plans (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 2010 Vendre cette version