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Because the leader from the Jam, Paul Weller fronted typically the most popular Uk band from the punk era, influencing legions of British rockers which range from his mod revival contemporaries towards the Smiths within the ’80s and Oasis within the ’90s. Through the last times of the Jam, he created a desire for Motown and spirit, which led him to create the sophisti-pop group the Style Council in 1983. Because the Style Council’s profession progressed, Weller’s desire for soul progressed into an infatuation with jazz-pop and home music, which ultimately led to steady erosion of his viewers — by 1990, he couldn’t get yourself a record contract within the U.K., where he previously previously been worshiped being a demigod. Being a single artist, Weller came back to spirit music as an motivation, cutting it using the intensifying, hippie tendencies of Visitors. Weller’s single records were even more organic and rootsier compared to the Design Council’s, which helped him regain his recognition within Britain. From the mid-’90s, he previously released three effective albums which were both critically acclaimed and massively well-known in Britain, where contemporary rings like Ocean Color Scene had been citing him as an impact. Just as significantly, many observers, while sometimes criticizing the trad rock and roll character of his music, recognized that Weller was mostly of the rock and roll veterans who experienced were able to stay essential within the next 10 years of his profession. Weller’s climb back again to the top from the graphs had not been easy. After Polydor declined the Style Council’s 5th, house-influenced recording in 1989, Weller split up the group and dropped both his record agreement and his posting deal. On the next 2 yrs, he was in seclusion as he revamped his music. In 1991, he created the Paul Weller Movement and released “Into Tomorrow” by himself independent label, Independence High Information. A soulful, gritty neo-psychedelic track that represented a definite break from your Style Council, “Into Tomorrow” reached the U.K. Best 40 that springtime, and he backed the solitary with a global tour, where he exercised the materials that comprised his eponymous 1992 single debut. Documented with maker Brendan Lynch, Paul Weller was a joyous, soulful go back to form which was documented with several people from the Youthful Disciples, previous Blow Monkey Dr. Robert, and Weller’s then-wife, Dee C. Lee. The record debuted at amount eight for the U.K. graphs, and was received with reviews that are positive. Wild Timber, Weller’s second single record, confirmed how the achievement of his single debut was no fluke. Documented with Ocean Color Picture guitarist Steve Cradock, Outrageous Wood was a far more eclectic and ambitious work than its forerunner, and it had been greeted with enthusiastic testimonials, getting into the graphs at number 2 upon its fall 1993 discharge. The record would earn the Ivor Novello Award for Excellent Contemporary Tune Collection the next year. Weller backed the record with a thorough tour that highlighted Cradock because the group’s head; the guitarist’s publicity on Wild Timber helped him effectively relaunch Sea Colour Picture in 1995. By the end from the tour, Weller released the live recording Live Wood past due in 1994. Preceded by “The Changingman,” which became his 17th TOP strike, 1995’s Stanley Street was his most effective recording because the Jam, getting into the graphs at number 1 and eventually offering almost a million copies within the U.K. By this aspect, Weller made a decision to stop wanting to break into america marketplace and canceled his UNITED STATES tour. Needless to say, he was doing this well in the U.K. that he didn’t have to established his sights beyond it. Stanley Street might have been greeted with blended testimonials, but Weller have been re-elevated to his position as an idol, using the press declaring that he was the daddy from the growing Brit-pop motion, and performers like Noel Gallagher of Oasis performing his praises. Actually, while neither musician released a fresh record in 1996, Weller’s and Gallagher’s impact was felt through the entire British music picture, as ’60s roots-oriented rings like Ocean Color Scene, Solid, and Kula Shaker became typically the most popular organizations within the U.K. Weller came back in the summertime of 1997 with Large Soul. Contemporary Classics: Greatest Hits adopted a year later on. Heliocentric — which during its launch he stated was his last studio room work — appeared within the springtime of 2000. The live record Times of Speed adopted in 2001, and he released his 6th studio room recording, Lighting, in 2002. A assortment of addresses called Studio room 150 made an appearance in 2004, accompanied by an all-new studio room discharge, As IS CURRENTLY, in Oct of 2005 on Yep Roc. Released in 2006, Catch-Flame! Live on the Alexandra Palace preceded Yep Roc’s mammoth Strike Parade box established. It was implemented in 2008 by 22 Dreams, a two-disc studio room epic that were able to contact on most of Weller’s myriad affects. His tenth single record, Wake Up area, was released this year 2010 and it demonstrated another success, getting a nomination for the Mercury Music Award. Weller’s next record, Sonik Kicks, found its way to the springtime of 2012; it debuted at number 1 within the U.K. and was ultimately authorized silver. The summertime of 2014 brought NEWER Classics, another single strikes compilation that curved up the singles Weller released after Large Soul. Another springtime, Weller came back along with his 12th single record, the lush, spacy Saturn’s Design; critically acclaimed, it visited number two within the U.K. and was also authorized gold. Weller added another string to his bow in 2017 using the discharge of his initial motion picture rating, for the low-budget dilemma Jawbone, a biopic of previous British youngsters boxing champ Jimmy McCabe. A variety of raw yet sensitive acoustic ballads, humming electric powered guitar-driven soundscapes, and much more “traditional” scoring, it had been hailed by critics being a bold new stage for the Modfather.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Weller
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Poet, Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
Education Bishop David Brown School
Nationality British
Spouse Hannah Andrews, Dee C. Lee
Children Nathaniel Weller, Leah Weller, John Paul Weller, Stevie Weller, Bowie Weller, Jesamine Weller, Dylan Weller
Parents John Weller, Ann Weller
Siblings Nicky Weller
Awards NME Award - Godlike Genius Award, Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, NME Award for Best Solo Artist, NME Award for Best Dressed, NME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being, NME Award for Best Haircut, NME Award for Best Guitarist, NME Award for Best Dressed Male, NME Award for Best Songwriter, NME Award for Best Male Singer
Music Groups The Jam, The Style Council, Band Aid, Incognito
Music Songs You Do Something To Me, The Changingman, Broken Stones, Wild Wood, Peacock Suit, My Ever Changing Moods, Into Tomorrow, Brand New Start, Out of the Sinking, Above the Clouds, Sunflower, Wishing on a Star, Come On / Let's Go, Uh Huh Oh Yeh, Going My Way, Wings of Speed, Early Morning Rain, I Walk on Gilded Splinters, English Rose, I'm Where I Should Be, No Tears to Cry, Saturns Pattern, White Sky, Long Long Road, The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe, The Pebble and the Boy, Woo Sé Mama, Nova, Everything Has a Price to Pay, Hung Up, All I Wanna Do, From the Floorboards Up
Albums Stanley Road, Sonik Kicks, Heavy Soul, Studio 150, Days of Speed, Saturns Pattern, 22 Dreams, Heliocentric, As Is Now, Wake Up the Nation, Wild Wood, Live Wood, Paul Weller, Catch-Flame!, Illumination, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Just a Dream: 22 Dreams Live, A Kind Revolution, More Modern Classics, Hit Parade, Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits, Fly on the Wall: B Sides & Rarities, Saturns Peaks, Weller at the BBC, More Wood (Little Splinters), The As Is Now EP, Jawbone (Music From The Film), At the BBC (4 Vol. Set) (4CD Set BBC Version), Classic Album Selection (Vol.1), Fly On The Wall: B-sides & Rarities 1991 - 2001 (CD SET), iTunes Live: London Festival '08 - EP
Nominations Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year
Movies The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Playing 'In the Company of Men', Paul Weller: Live at Braehead, Paul Weller: Two Classic Performances, Jawbone, Style Council: Far East & Far Out, Dear Mr. Fantasy: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi, Paul Weller: As is Now, Irène, Paul Weller: Changing Man Live: Chelmsford, The Who & Friends: Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust: Live at Royal Albert Hall


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#Fact
1 Paul and his wife Hannah are reportedly expecting twins in April 2012.
2 Weller publicly opposed Paul Simon's decision to record his album Graceland in apartheid South Africa in the 1980s. When Simon played the first of six nights at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 7 1987, Weller joined Jerry Dammers and Billy Bragg in protesting outside and delivered a letter demanding that Simon give a "complete and heartfelt apology to the UN General Assembly".
3 A fan of soul music. "Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul" is one of his favorite albums.
4 He allegedly declined a C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2007 for his services to music.
5 Winner of the 2005 Q Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
6 Winner of the 2006 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
7 Winner of the 1995 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
8 He was the winner of the Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist in two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996. He also won the 2005 Q magazine Outstanding Contribution to Music Award and the 2006 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
9 A member of Red Wedge, an association of left-wing celebrities who campaigned for the Labour Party in the 1987 British general election.
10 Singer/songwriter/guitarist for The Jam from 1975 until its demise in 1982, releasing six studio albums from 1977 to 1982. He then led The Style Council from 1983 until 1990, releasing six more studio albums. He has been a solo artist ever since, releasing the studio albums "Paul Weller" (1992), "Wild Wood" (1994), "Stanley Road" (1995), "Heavy Soul" (1997), "Heliocentric" (2000), "Illumination" (2002) and "As is Now" (2005). In addition to his studio albums, he has released a live album, a greatest hits album and a collection of odds and ends (2004's "Fly on the Wall").
11 He was a member of Band Aid in 1984 and when Bono didn't turn up for the performance of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" on BBC television's "Top of the Pops", he mimed the U2 frontman's line.
12 Performed at the anti-war "One Big No" concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London. [March 2003]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jawbone 2017 performer: "Jimmy / Blackout", "The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe", "Jawbone", "Bottle", "Jawbone Training", "Man On Fire", "Fight End Sequence" / writer: "Jimmy / Blackout", "The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe", "Jawbone", "Bottle", "Jawbone Training", "Man On Fire", "Fight End Sequence" post-production
The Walking Dead 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Final Score 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ladbrokes Players Championship TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Sing Street 2016 writer: "Town Called Malice"
BBC Super League Show 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super League on Sky Sports 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit Wonderland 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Amazon Presents Paul Weller LIVE, at The Great Escape 2015 performer: "Saturns Pattern ", "From the Floorboards Up", "Long Time" uncredited, "White Sky", "I'm Where I Should Be", "The Attic", "Into Tomorrow", "Above the Clouds" uncredited, "Going My Way" uncredited, "These City Streets" uncredited, "Peacock Suit", "The Changingman" uncredited / writer: "Saturns Pattern ", "From the Floorboards Up", "Long Time" uncredited, "White Sky", "I'm Where I Should Be", "The Attic", "Into Tomorrow", "Above the Clouds" uncredited, "Going My Way" uncredited, "These
Radio 2: In Concert 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ventoux 2015 writer: "Town Called Malice" - as Paul John Weller
Uncle 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "Strange Town"
The Dumping Ground 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vegas 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Give It a Year 2013 performer: "You Do Something to Me" / writer: "You Do Something to Me"
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight"
Waterloo Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pauline détective 2012 writer: "Shout to the Top" - as P. Weller
Marco 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Lead Balloon 2006-2011 TV Series performer - 27 episodes
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Going Underground"
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Lie to Me 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
This Is England '86 2010 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 2010 performer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 2001
Coach 2010 Video writer: "Absolute Beginners"
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 2010 TV Special performer: "Start!", "Eton Rifles"
The Extra Man 2010 writer: "My Ever Changing Moods"
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Firm 2009 writer: "A Town Called Malice"
The Inbetweeners 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ashes to Ashes 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Two Takeover 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crew 2008 writer: "Town Called Malice"
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary writer: "Art School"
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 2008 writer: "You're The Best Thing"
Torchwood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Mama's Boy 2007 writer: "The Modern World", "Art School", "Liza Radley", "But I'm Different Now"
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Party Animals 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wire 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paul Weller: Into Tomorrow 2006 Documentary performer: "Above the Clouds" 1992, "Into Tomorrow" 1992, "Wild Wood" 1993, "Shadow of the Sun Live at Glastonbury" 1994, "The Changingman" 1995, "You Do Something to Me" 1995, "Peacock Suit Live at Hyde Park" 2002, "From the Floorboards Up" 2005
Starter for 10 2006 writer: "Long Hot Summer"
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 writer: "That's Entertainment" 1980
Reprise 2006 writer: "Set The House Ablaze"
American Dreamz 2006 writer: "That's Entertainment"
We Could Be Kings 2005 Video writer: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited
Quo Vadis, Baby? 2005 performer: "Brand New Start" / writer: "Brand New Start"
The Matador 2005 writer: "A Town Called Malice" 1982
90's Rockers 2004 Video performer: "The Weaver" / writer: "The Weaver" - as Weller
The Football Factory 2004 writer: "Going Underground" - as P. Weller
The Calcium Kid 2004 writer: "Going Underground"
EuroTrip 2004 writer: "In the City"
Process 2004/I writer: "That's Entertainment"
Later... With Jools Holland 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "That's Entertainment" - uncredited
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
24 Hour Party People 2002 writer: "In The City"
Cherish 2002 writer: "You're the Best Thing"
On the Edge 2001 writer: "Start", "A Town Called Malice"
The Who and Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000 performer: "So Sad About Us"
Attachments 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shine On 2000 TV Special performer: "Instant Karma!" - uncredited
Oasis: Behind the Scenes 2000 TV Movie documentary writer: "Town Called Malice" - uncredited
Billy Elliot 2000 writer: "Town Called Malice"
Stars in Their Eyes 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anatomie 2000 "Here's a New Thing"
That's Entertainment: The Jam Now and Then 1999 TV Movie documentary performer: "Carnation", "No One in the World" / writer: "Carnation", "To Be Someone Didn't We Have a Nice Time", "The Modern World", "No One in the World"
The Bachelor 1999 performer: "You Do Something to Me" / writer: "You Do Something to Me"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 14 episodes, 1977 - 1999 performer - 2 episodes, 1995
Wonderland 1999 writer: "Happy Together"
Whatever 1998 writer: "In The City"
Dad Savage 1998 writer: "Going Underground"
Times of Our Lives 1997 Video performer: "The Poacher"
24 7: Twenty Four Seven 1997 performer: "Broken Stones" / writer: "Broken Stones"
Egos & Icons TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 writer: "Absolute Beginners"
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollow Reed 1996 performer: "I Shall Be Released"
Boys 1996 performer: "Wildwood" / writer: "Wildwood" - as P. Weller
Pure Oasis 1996 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Changingman" - uncredited
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996 performer: "You Do Something To Me" / producer: "You Do Something To Me" / writer: "You Do Something To Me"
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special performer: "The Changingman", "You Do Something / writer: "The Changingman", "You Do Something
The Adventures of Mole 1995 TV Movie performer: "The Riverbank" / producer: "The Riverbank" / writer: "The Riverbank"
Road to Alice 1992 Short writer: "That's Entertainment"
The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 writer: "Riskin' a Romance"
Absolute Beginners 1986 writer: "Have You Ever Had It Blue"
National Lampoon's European Vacation 1985 writer: "A Town Called Malice"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "The Big Boss Groove", "Walls Come Tumbling Down", "Internationalists", "You're the Best Thing"
Fraternity Vacation 1985 writer: "DOCTOR LOVE"
Vision Quest 1985 producer: "Shout To The Top" / writer: "Shout To The Top"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary writer: "Going Underground", "Money Go Round" - uncredited
A Night at Halsted's 1982 writer: "Set the House Ablaze" - uncredited
Together 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Outside Bet 2012 musician
Lead Balloon 2006-2011 TV Series theme song - 27 episodes
Face 1997/I composer: song "Everything Has A Price To Pay"
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996 composer: song "You Do Something To Me"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jawbone 2017 post-production
Safest Place on Earth 2015 Documentary
En jouant 'Dans la compagnie des hommes' 2003
Irène 2002
Paul Weller: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000 Video documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry 2015 Documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amazon Front Row Presents Paul Weller at Great Escape 2015 TV Short Himself
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Jam: About the Young Idea 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The John Bishop Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Amazon Presents Paul Weller LIVE, at The Great Escape 2015 Himself
Radio 2: In Concert 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest / Himself
Celebrating Jon Lord 2014 Video Himself
South at Six 2013 TV Series Himself
Hello Quo 2012 Documentary Himself
Last Shop Standing 2012 Documentary Himself
Punk Britannia 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2012 TV Series Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ideal 2011 TV Series Himself
Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Japan Disaster Benefit 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reggae Britannia 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Musical Guest
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
V Festival 2010: Live 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Paul Weller: Find the Torch 2010 TV Special
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Performer
Later... With Jools Holland 1993-2010 TV Series Himself
Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner, Godlike Genius Award
Do It Again 2010 Documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner, Best British Male Solo Artist Award
Benicassim Festival 2009 2009 TV Special Singer
AVRO 85 jaar muziekinspiratie 2008 Video Himself
Soul Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series Himself
Paul Weller: Into Tomorrow 2006 Documentary Himself
T in the Park 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series
Brit Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer and Recipient
iPOP 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
CD:UK 2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Albums 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Steve Marriott: Astoria Memorial Concert 2001 2004 Video documentary Guitar and vocals
La mandrágora 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Ray Davies: The World from My Window 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Headliners 2002 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake 2002 Documentary Himself
Paul Weller: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Who and Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000 Himself - Special Guest
Shine On 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
BBC Music Live 2000 2000 TV Series Himself
That's Entertainment: The Jam Now and Then 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Robert Wyatt: Little Red Robin Hood 1998 Video documentary Himself
All Back to Mine 1998 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Times of Our Lives 1997 Video Himself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner 'Best Male'
Help! War Child 1995 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Smokin' Mojo Filters: Come Together 1995 Video short Himself
T in the Park 1995 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Sigue, sigue Plàstic 1991 TV Series Himself
The Roxy 1987 TV Series Himself
TV Eye 1986 TV Series Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Style Council)
No 73 1985 TV Series Himself
Saturday Starship 1984 TV Series Himself
Rock Revolution 1984 TV Movie Themselves
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary Himself
Three of a Kind 1983 TV Series Himself
The Tube 1982 TV Series Himself - Interview
Riverside 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
Top of the Pops 1977-1982 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Jam / Himself - Member: The Jam
Punk and Its Aftershocks 1980 Documentary Himself (as The Jam)
New American Bandstand 1965 1980 TV Series Himself (as The Jam)
Revolver 1978 TV Series Himself
Punk in London 1977 Documentary Himself (as The Jam)
Marc 1977 TV Series Himself - Musician

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1983 2017 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Style Council
Rock Legends 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Himself
Soul Boys of the Western World 2014 Documentary Himself / Style Council
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Jam)
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
MTV Two Takeover 2008 TV Series Himself
We Could Be Kings 2005 Video Himself (uncredited)
90's Rockers 2004 Video Himself
Rock Hits Vol. 3 2004 Video Himself
S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - The Jam
24 Hour Party People 2002 Himself - The Jam (uncredited)
Oasis: Behind the Scenes 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Egos & Icons 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series Himself
Pure Oasis 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1980-1995 TV Series Himself - The Jam / Himself
Punk 1991 Documentary Himself (as The Jam)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Brit Brit Awards Best British Male


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#Quote
1 I'm a born-again Bowie (David Bowie) freak. The next time he sees me I'll have a fucking great Aladdin Sane flash on me boat race. Every night we'd drive home to London after recording and have Ziggy Stardust on five or six times. Low's one of my favourite records anyway. Whatever gripes I've had about Bowie in the past, Low's been a constant since I bought it in 1977.
2 [on being told that David Cameron had named Eton Rifles as one of his favorite songs] Which part of it didn't he get?
3 I'm not scared of the new. For all of my love of the '60s, be it clothes or music, I still wouldn't want to be living in any other time but now. If I had a time machine, maybe I might go back to 1964 to the Flamingo and see Stevie Wonder, but I wouldn't want to stay there. I like the modern.
4 Wilko [Wilko Johnson] may not be as famous as some other guitarists, but he's right up there. And there are a lot of people who'll say the same. I can hear Wilko in lots of places. It's some legacy.
5 For me, Wilko [Wilko Johnson] was the first guitar hero of the Seventies. Post-Bolan [Marc Bolan] and Bowie [David Bowie], Britain was a real wasteland, musically. There were all those faded-denim, post-prog stadium bands, and the US rock thing. The Feelgoods cut right through all that. Hearing Down By The Jetty for the first time, at the age of 17, was just what I wanted. I borrowed the LP off a mate and kept hold of it as long as I could. Then I went and bought my own.
6 [on "Wake Up The Nation"] I think the record is great and it deserves a lot more recognition than it's got.
7 It wasn't a time to be non partisan. It was too serious a time, too extreme. I wasn't waving the Labour party flag but the socialist red flag that's for sure. In The Jam I didn't want to be a part of any movement. But this was different. Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher) got into power in 1979, and from the Falklands war onwards, that was her wielding her power, the trade unions were being worn down, we had the miners strike, there was mass unemployment, there were all these issues, you had to care and if you didn't you had your head in the sand or didn't give a fuck about anyone but yourself. You couldn't sit on the fence. It was very black and white then. Thatcher was a tyrant, a dictator.
8 If I'd lost my hair, it would've been awful. Nobody could take a bald mod seriously. I was talking to Robert Plant about this and he said the secret to his success was keeping his hair. Led Zeppelin would never have reformed if he or Jimmy Page were bald.
9 Coming from such an uneducated background, I suppose I'd had quite a blinkered working-class upbringing, and reading books like George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and Robert Tressell's The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist had opened up my mind - seeing how the system works and how people are kept down. They gave me a broadly socialist viewpoint and made me reappraise everything.
10 The line "Compose a revolutionary symphony/Then went to bed with a charming young thing" is about The Clash. I was a fan, but I just thought it was really odd how quickly they'd become a standard rock'n'roll band with the leather jackets and the photo opportunities. One minute they were singing 'I'm so bored with the USA' and the next they seemed to be spending most of their fucking time over there. I felt a bit cheated.
11 I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt every action.
12 [on turning down the CBE] It would have been a bit hypocritical for me to accept that, I don't really agree with it. I don't like the royal family, I don't like the establishment, I don't like the civil service. So, it would be utterly pointless me accepting it.
13 The Jam were a good band, however I feel that the Style Council were better. A lot of people I know will disagree with me. Some things we did with The Style Council were misinterpreted or over their heads.
14 In all honesty, I don't know what one song can change.
15 [on involvement with Red Wedge] It was the biggest mistake ever for me because once you get involved with those people you see how it's all run. It's more about their egos and it's not about really making a difference.
16 We can't stop a baby in Africa from starving to death... but we can afford enough technology and weaponry to blow the world up a million times over.
17 [on David Bowie] I like about three records of his. The rest of it's pish.
18 [on Sting] Horrible man. Not my cup of tea at all. Rubbish. No edge, no attitude, no nothing.
19 [speaking in 2006] There are more important things in my life now to write about than politics.
20 Unfortunately these days, if you don't get a hit single and your first album doesn't sell one point whatever million you don't get a chance to make your second one. Pop Idol (2001), Popstars (2001), Fame Academy (2002), the rest of them - I don't think they are causing any problems whatsoever - they are coming up with acts that people do like and they are going out and buying a lot of their product.


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