Paul Weller

Singer-songwriter + Guitarist
Born May 25, 1958

Paul Weller is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1976–1982), Weller 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.… Read More

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1958 Birth Weller was born on 25 May 1958 in Woking, Surrey, England, to John and Ann Weller (née Craddock). … Read More
1963 5 Years Old His father worked as a taxi driver and a builder and his mother was a part-time cleaner. Weller started his education at Maybury County First School in 1963. … Read More


1972 14 Years Old Weller's musical vocation was confirmed after seeing Status Quo in concert in 1972. … Read More
1976 18 Years Old Brookes left the band in 1976, and Weller and Foxton decided they would swap guitar roles, with Weller now the guitarist. … Read More


1980 - 1982 2 More Events
1983 25 Years Old At the beginning of 1983, Weller teamed up with keyboard player Mick Talbot to form a new group called The Style Council. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Weller appeared on 1984's Band Aid record "Do They Know It's Christmas? … Read More
1987 29 Years Old Soon after the formation of The Style Council, Weller and Dee C. Lee, The Style Council's backing singer, began a romantic relationship. The couple married in 1987 and divorced in 1998. … Read More


1989 31 Years Old In 1989, Weller found himself without a band and without a recording deal for the first time since he was 17.
1990 32 Years Old After taking time off throughout 1990, he returned to the road in 1991, touring as 'The Paul Weller Movement' with long-term drummer and friend Steve White. … Read More
1993 35 Years Old Buoyed by the positive commercial and critical success of his first solo album, Weller returned to the studio in 1993 with a renewed confidence. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old His 1995 album Stanley Road took him back to the top of the British charts for the first time in a decade, and went on to become the best-selling album of his career. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old 1 More Event
With the rejection of this effort, Weller announced that The Style Council had split, and although the final album did have a limited vinyl run, it was not until the 1998 retrospective CD box set The Complete Adventures of The Style Council that the album would be widely available.
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
There were rumours at the time that Heliocentric would be Weller's final studio effort, but these proved unfounded when he released the No. 1 hit album Illumination in September 2002. … Read More
2003 45 Years Old In 2003, Weller teamed up with electronic rock duo Death in Vegas on a cover of Gene Clark's "So You Say You Lost Your Baby", which featured on their Scorpio Rising album.
2004 46 Years Old In 2004, Weller released an album of covers entitled Studio 150. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old Weller's 2005 album As Is Now featured the singles "From The Floorboards Up", "Come On/Let's Go" and "Here's The Good News". … Read More
In February 2006 it was announced that Weller would be the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BRIT Awards. … Read More
2007 49 Years Old In 2007 Weller was guest vocalist on the album issue by the folk musical project The Imagined Village. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In October 2008, Stock and Weller broke up and Weller moved in with Hannah Andrews, a backing singer on his 22 Dreams album, who has also toured with his band. They married in September 2010 on the Italian island of Capri. … Read More
Weller was the surprise recipient of the 2009 BRIT award for "Best Male Solo Artist", which resulted in controversy when it was discovered that a suspiciously high number of bets had been placed for Weller to win the award, for which James Morrison was T4's favourite. … Read More
On 24 February 2010, Weller received the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards.
2011 - 2013 4 More Events
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Weller wrote Let Me In for Olly Murs's fourth album Never Been Better.
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