P.W

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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Paul Weller - The Modern World album art The Jam Bricks And Mortar (Part) e 1 altro… The Modern World (Single) Polydor UK 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - 14 International Top Hits 2 album art Various All Around The World 14 International Top Hits 2 (Comp) Polydor Finland 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - In The City album art The Jam In The City (Single) Polydor Belgium 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - This Is The Modern World album art The Jam This Is The Modern World (Album) Polydor US 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - In The City album art The Jam In The City (Album) Polydor Spain 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - All Around The World album art The Jam All Around The World All Around The World (Single) Polydor Ireland 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - I Need You (For Someone) album art The Jam I Need You (For Someone) (Single) Polydor, Polydor US 1977 Vendi questa versione
SOUND 1 Paul Weller - Good For Nothing - The Sounds Album, Vol 1 album art Various Art School (as Weller) Good For Nothing - The Sounds Album, Vol 1(LP, Album, Comp) Polydor, Sounds (9) SOUND 1 UK 1977 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - All Mod Cons album art The Jam All Mod Cons (Album) Polydor, Polydor UK 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - News Of The World album art The Jam Innocent Man News Of The World (Single) Polydor Japan 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight album art The Jam Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (Single) Polydor, Polydor UK 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - David Watts / "A" Bomb In Wardour Street album art The Jam A e 1 altro… David Watts / "A" Bomb In Wardour Street (Single) Polydor UK 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Mr. Clean album art The Jam Mr. Clean (Single) Polydor US 1978 Vendi questa versione
BELP 012 Paul Weller - BBC TV's Best Of... Top Of The Pops Vol. 6 album art Various The Modern World (as Weller) BBC TV's Best Of... Top Of The Pops Vol. 6(LP, Comp) Super Beeb Records BELP 012 UK 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Setting Sons album art The Jam Setting Sons (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - The Eton Rifles album art The Jam The Eton Rifles (Single) Polydor, Polydor Spain 1979 Vendi questa versione
2229 215 Paul Weller - Maybe Tonight EP album art The Jolt See Saw (as Weller) Maybe Tonight EP(7") Polydor 2229 215 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Strange Town album art The Jam Strange Town (Single) Polydor, Polydor UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - Twist Again With The Low Numbers album art The Low Numbers In The City Twist Again With The Low Numbers (Album) Rhino Records (2) US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - 20 Of Another Kind album art Various In The City (as Weller) e 1 altro… 20 Of Another Kind (Comp, Album) Polydor, Polydor Ireland 1978 Vendi questa versione
Paul Weller - When You're Young c/w Smithers-Jones album art The Jam When You're Young When You're Young c/w Smithers-Jones (Single) Polydor, Polydor Ireland 1979 Vendi questa versione
PD 2074 Paul Weller - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave album art The Jam Saturday's Kids (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave(7") Polydor PD 2074 US 1979 Vendi questa versione
SHM 3014 Paul Weller - Top Of The Pops Volume 77 album art The Top Of The Poppers Eton Rifles (as P. Weller) Top Of The Pops Volume 77(LP) Hallmark Records SHM 3014 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
CHVPL 15 Paul Weller - Parade Of Pops album art Unknown Artist Eton Rifles (as P. Weller) Parade Of Pops(LP, Album) Chevron (2) CHVPL 15 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
MdLP 6030 Paul Weller - Bla Bla album art Lost Kids Nede I Byen Bla Bla(LP, Album) Medley Records MdLP 6030 Denmark 1980 Vendi questa versione