Paul Weller (akaThe Modfather ) was born in Sheerwater, near Woking on May 25 1958.
In the 70s, he formed one of the most influential bands in Britain; The Jam with bandmates Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton releasing six studio albums.
When The Jam split up in 1982, Weller branched out to a more soulful style with The Style Council from 1983–1989, before establishing himself as a successful solo artist in 1991 releasing 13 studio albums to date.
His critically acclaimed 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. The album included major single "The Changing Man".
In those days, The Modfather found himself heavily associated with the emerging Britpop movement that gave rise to such bands as Oasis,Blur, Ocean Colour Scene and many others.
Weller is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the finest songwriters in British music history.
Just recently, Paul Weller released his 13th studio album "A Kind Revolution". However, the Modfather is not intent on taking a trip down Mod memory lane and keeps on innovating. Weller is always looking to see where else he can go with the music and where he can take it and there's nothing he wouldn't attempt musically. Just recently he wrote hisfirst film score for 'Jawbone'.
Happy Birthday Paul Weller.
In other news, Weller plans to release new album next year.
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