Vero nome:
John William Weller Jr
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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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020E Paul Weller - HitDisc 020E album art Various The Weaver Various - HitDisc 020E(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century, Radio Express 020E US 1993 Vendi questa versione
TCDP 9416 Paul Weller - Top Of The Pops - 1537 album art Various Hung Up Various - Top Of The Pops - 1537(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDP 9416 UK 1994 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Help album art Various Come Together Various - Help (Album, Comp) Go! Discs Poland 1995 Vendi questa versione
PMP 011 Paul Weller - 18 Original Hits Performed By 18 Unoriginal Artists album art Various Feelin' Alright Various - 18 Original Hits Performed By 18 Unoriginal Artists(CD, Promo, Smplr) PolyGram PMP 011 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
3D-NG-068 Paul Weller - Take Me Away album art Noel Gallagher Walk On Guilded Splinters e 1 altro… Noel Gallagher - Take Me Away(CD, Promo, Unofficial) 3D Reality 3D-NG-068 UK 1995 Vendi questa versione
SAC 1058 Paul Weller - Island June Solicitation Cassette album art Various The Changingman e 1 altro… Various - Island June Solicitation Cassette(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Island Records SAC 1058 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Top Gear - On The Road Again album art Various The Changing Man Various - Top Gear - On The Road Again (Comp) EMI TV, EMI TV Europe 1996 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Boys - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Various Wildwood (Sheared Wood Mix) Various - Boys - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album, Comp) A&M Records US 1996 Vendi questa versione
09026686302 Paul Weller - Hollow Reed (Music From The Original Soundtrack) album art Anne Dudley I Shall Be Released Anne Dudley - Hollow Reed (Music From The Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) BMG Music 09026686302 Europe 1996 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Long Live Tibet album art Various Lining Your Pockets (Live) Various - Long Live Tibet (Comp) EMI UK 1997 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Face album art Various Everything Has A Price To Pay Various - Face (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records UK 1997 Vendi questa versione
553572-2 Paul Weller - Messages - More Than Music album art Various You Do Something To Me Various - Messages - More Than Music(2xCD, Smplr) Polymedia Music Service 553572-2 Germany 1997 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Twentyfourseven The Original Soundtrack album art Various Broken Stones Various - Twentyfourseven The Original Soundtrack (Album, Comp) Independiente Europe 1998 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Fire & Skill - The Songs Of The Jam album art Various No One In The World Various - Fire & Skill - The Songs Of The Jam (Comp, Album) Ignition Records (2) Europe 1999 Vendi questa versione
8851-1-0299-0-1-2 Paul Weller - Millennium - Mega Top 100 - 19 Year 1999 - Volume 2 album art Various Wild Wood Various - Millennium - Mega Top 100 - 19 Year 1999 - Volume 2(2xCD, Unofficial) Dor Music 8851-1-0299-0-1-2 Netherlands 1999 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Substitute - The Songs Of The Who album art Various Circles Various - Substitute - The Songs Of The Who (Comp) Edel Records US 2001 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Small World Big Band album art Jools Holland His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra And Friends* Will It Go Round In Circles Jools Holland His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra And Friends* - Small World Big Band (Album) Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom UK 2001 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Mustn't Grumble - The Steve Marriott Memorial Concert 2001 album art Various I'm Only Dreaming e altri 5… Various - Mustn't Grumble - The Steve Marriott Memorial Concert 2001 (Album) Simply Vinyl UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
489U Paul Weller - Radioplay - Euro Express - 489U - November 29, 2002 album art Various Leafy Mysteries Various - Radioplay - Euro Express - 489U - November 29, 2002(CDr) Radio Express, Euro Express 489U US 2002 Vendi questa versione
570 476-2 Paul Weller - Portishead Remix Collection album art Portishead Wildwood (The Sheared Wood Remix) Portishead - Portishead Remix Collection(2xCDr, Unofficial) Not On Label (Portishead) 570 476-2 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Live At The Royal Albert Hall album art The Who So Sad About Us The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) Steamhammer Germany 2003 Vendi questa versione
VVR1037202P Paul Weller - V2 Finest Pop Selection album art Various Come On / Let's Go Various - V2 Finest Pop Selection(CD, Promo) V2 VVR1037202P France 2005 Vendi questa versione
DJOOF005 Paul Weller - La Biennale Takes A Trip album art Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* Kosmos (Lynch Mob Bonus Beats) Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* - La Biennale Takes A Trip(CDr, Promo) Ping Pong DJOOF005 France 2005 Vendi questa versione
none Paul Weller - Esquire Playlist Volume 1 Hot Tracks album art Various All Along The Watchtower Various - Esquire Playlist Volume 1 Hot Tracks(CD) Esquire Magazine none UK 2005 Vendi questa versione
VVR1042832 Paul Weller - B*ll*cks To Cancer album art Various Savages (Live In Rome) Various - B*ll*cks To Cancer(CD, Album) V2 VVR1042832 UK 2006 Vendi questa versione