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Paul Weller

Singer from England

Paul Weller (born 25 May 1958) is an English singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1976–1982), Weller then went on to branch out musically to a more soulful style with The Style Council (1983–1989). In 1991 he established himself as a successful solo artist, and continues to remain a respected singer, lyricist and guitarist. Despite widespread critical recognition, Weller has remained a national rather than an international star, and much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture. He is also the principal figure of the 1970s and 80s mod revival and is often referred to as the Modfather. Weller was born on 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey, England, to John and Ann Weller. He was initially known as John William Weller but later acquired the name Paul. His father worked as a taxi driver and his mother was a part-time cleaner. In 1963 Weller started his education at Maybury County First School. His love of music started with The Beatles, then The Who and the Small Faces. By the time Weller was eleven and moving up to secondary school at Sheerwater County Secondary music was the biggest part of his life and he began playing the guitar. In 1972 Weller  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
The Modfather,John William Weller,Paul Wellar,Weller, Paul,Style Council
Date of birth
1958-05-25
Place of birth
Woking
Nationality
England
Parents
John Weller, Ann Weller
Spouse(s)
Dee C. Lee Hannah Andrews
Children
Dylan Weller Bowie Weller Jesamine Weller Stevie Weller Nathaniel Weller John Paul Weller Leah Weller
Profession
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Poet, Film Score Composer, Lyricist, Actor

Education

Institution From To
The Bishop David Brown School 1969

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