Paul Weller Biography (Wikipedia)
John William "Paul" Weller, Jr. (born 25 May 1958) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of The Style Council (1983–89), before establishing himself as a solo artist in 1991.
Despite widespread critical recognition as a singer, lyricist, and guitarist, Weller has remained a national, rather than international, star and much of his songwriting is rooted in British culture. He is also the principal figure of the 1970s and 1980s mod revival, and is often referred to as The Modfather.
The Daily Telegraph said of Weller: "Apart from David Bowie, it's hard to think of any British solo artist who's had as varied, long-lasting and determinedly forward-looking a career." The BBC described Weller in 2007 as "one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past 30 years". In 2012, he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life. He has received four Brit Awards, winning the award for Best British Male twice, and the 2006 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
- Ask Paul Wellerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rczyy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rczyy.jpg2015-05-14T18:25:00.000ZJo Whiley puts Radio 2 listeners' questions to the Modfatherhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02rd06w
Ask Paul Weller
- Paul Weller in Concert: Soundcheck with Ken Brucehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rc2sw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rc2sw.jpg2015-05-14T11:20:00.000ZPaul Weller performed Saturn's Pattern and You Do Something To Me, ahead of his live set.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02rc782
Paul Weller in Concert: Soundcheck with Ken Bruce
- Paul Weller joins Stuart and Markhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mxcwd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mxcwd.jpg2015-03-27T16:22:00.000ZThe Modfather himself, singer-songwriter Paul Weller joins Stuart and Mark on 6 Music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02mxcwx
Paul Weller joins Stuart and Mark
- Paul Weller enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j4n2d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j4n2d.jpg2015-02-01T20:55:00.000ZPaul Weller is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame on Sunday Night with Michael Ball.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02hywft
Paul Weller enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Paul Weller - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c4px9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c4px9.jpg2014-11-17T07:00:00.000ZPaul Weller joins 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny on the phone him to chat about the reissue of the Jam album Setting Sons.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02c4tdq
Paul Weller - Interview
- Paul Weller - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020trps.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020trps.jpg2014-06-11T16:05:00.000ZSimon talks to The Modfather, Paul Weller,about his new greatest hits collection 'More Modern Classics'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p020trs2
Paul Weller - Interview
- Paul Weller joins Shaun Keaveny in the studiohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zwzb1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zwzb1.jpg2014-05-28T10:09:00.000ZPaul Weller joins Shaun live in the studio with a pile of records.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zwzb4
Paul Weller joins Shaun Keaveny in the studio
- Video: Paul Weller plays Tales From The Riverbankhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011f436.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011f436.jpg2012-11-19T16:59:00.000ZPaul Weller performs The Jam's Tales From The Riverbank, live for Mastertapes at Maida Vale Studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011flv5
Video: Paul Weller plays Tales From The Riverbank
- Weller to race Wiggins on his 1970s Chopper?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011f42x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p011f42x.jpg2012-11-19T16:34:00.000ZPaul Weller admits he hasn't used the Raleigh Chopper his wife bought him and wonders whether fellow mod Bradley Wiggins might like to join him for a ride.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p011fkqb
Weller to race Wiggins on his 1970s Chopper?
- Video: Paul Weller plays new song Gravityhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0116xn4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0116xn4.jpg2012-11-15T20:57:00.000ZPaul Weller performs a new song, Gravity, live for Mastertapes at BBC Maida Vale Studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0116y2d
Video: Paul Weller plays new song Gravity
- Paul Weller: 'I used to rip up or burn my lyrics'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110g30.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110g30.jpg2012-11-13T11:15:00.000ZPaul reveals how he used to destroy his books of lyrics after finishing a record.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0111qm3
Paul Weller: 'I used to rip up or burn my lyrics'
- Paul Weller on writing Town Called Malice in his hallwayhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110fpt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110fpt.jpg2012-11-13T11:09:00.000ZPaul talks about writing the famous Jam song by the front door in his small Pimlico flat.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0111qbm
Paul Weller on writing Town Called Malice in his hallway
- Video: Paul Weller plays Town Called Malicehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110h1d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0110h1d.jpg2012-11-12T17:58:00.000ZPaul Weller performs Town Called Malice, live for Mastertapes at Maida Vale Studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0110mvc
Video: Paul Weller plays Town Called Malice
- Video: Paul Weller plays Carnationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010x2t9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010x2t9.jpg2012-11-09T15:03:00.000ZPaul Weller performs Carnation, live for Mastertapes at Maida Vale Studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p010x4ml
Video: Paul Weller plays Carnation
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