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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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Albums

Paul Weller - Heliocentric = ヒーリオセントリック album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Heliocentric = ヒーリオセントリック (Album) Island Records Japan 2000 Vendi questa versione
EICP 13 Paul Weller - Days Of Speed = デイズ・オブ・スピード album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Days Of Speed = デイズ・オブ・スピード(CD, Album) Independiente EICP 13 Japan 2001 Vendi questa versione
EICP 132 Paul Weller - Illumination = イルミネーション album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Illumination = イルミネーション(CD, Album) Independiente EICP 132 Japan 2002 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Studio 150 = スタジオ150 album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Studio 150 = スタジオ150 (Album) V2 Japan 2004 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - As Is Now = アズ・イズ・ナウ album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - As Is Now = アズ・イズ・ナウ (Album) V2 Japan 2006 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Heavy Soul = ヘヴィー・ソウル album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Heavy Soul = ヘヴィー・ソウル (Album) Island Records Japan 2007 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Wild Wood = ワイルド・ウッド album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Wild Wood = ワイルド・ウッド (Album) Universal Music Japan 2007 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Stanley Road = スタンリー・ロード album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Stanley Road = スタンリー・ロード (Album) Island Records Japan 2007 Vendi questa versione
UICY-93563 Paul Weller - Live Wood = ライヴ・ウッド album art ポール・ウェラー* Live Wood = ライヴ・ウッド(CD, Album, Num, RE, SHM) Go! Discs UICY-93563 Japan 2008 Vendi questa versione
UICY-93561 Paul Weller - Paul Weller= ポール・ウェラー album art ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller= ポール・ウェラー(CD, Album, Num, RE, SHM) Go! Discs UICY-93561 Japan 2008 Vendi questa versione
UICY-93569/70, VVR 1039391 Paul Weller - Catch-Flame! Live At The Alexandra Palace = キャッチ・フレイム! album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Catch-Flame! Live At The Alexandra Palace = キャッチ・フレイム!(2xCD, Album, Num, RE, SHM) V2, V2 UICY-93569/70, VVR 1039391 Japan 2008 Vendi questa versione
UICI-1072 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams = 22ドリームス album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - 22 Dreams = 22ドリームス(CD, Album) Island Records UICI-1072 Japan 2008 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation = ウェイク・アップ・ザ・ネイション album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Wake Up The Nation = ウェイク・アップ・ザ・ネイション (Album) Island Records Japan 2010 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks = ソニック・キックス album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Sonik Kicks = ソニック・キックス (Album) Island Records, Cooperative Music Japan 2012 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

V2CP 199 Paul Weller - The Bottle = ボトル album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - The Bottle = ボトル(CD, Single, Promo) V2, Columbia Music Entertainment V2CP 199 Japan 2004 Vendi questa versione

Compilations

UICY-91007 Paul Weller - Modern Classics - The Greatest Hits = モダン・クラシックス~グレイテスト・ヒッツ album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - Modern Classics - The Greatest Hits = モダン・クラシックス~グレイテスト・ヒッツ(CD, Comp, RE, RM, SHM) Universal Music UICY-91007 Japan 2008 Vendi questa versione
UICW 10001 Paul Weller - More Modern Classics = モア・モダン・クラシック album art Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* Paul Weller = ポール・ウェラー* - More Modern Classics = モア・モダン・クラシック(CD, Comp, SHM) Universal Music UICW 10001 Japan 2014 Vendi questa versione