Paul Weller

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock singer-songwriter british mod britpop seen live indie alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

John William Weller, 25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England. The rise and fall from critical grace, and subsequent rise of vocalist and guitarist Paul Weller could occupy a small chapter in any book on UK rock music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. The recipient of almost universal acclaim and ‘spokesman for a generation’ accolades with the Jam, after the release of the Style Council’s second album his relationship with the press became one of almost total antipathy, some might argue with good reason; the thread of soul-stirring passion that had always seen Weller at his most affecting had been squandered in a less earnest quest for dry musical sophistication. The fact that he was now married (to Style Council backing vocalist D.C. Lee) and a father of two children contributed to what he later admitted was a lack of thirst for music.

By 1990, he found himself without either a band or a recording contract for the first time in 13 years....

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