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John Weller Tribute...From HeavySoulBrutha-Dave B.

One thing you always knew while standing in the crowd at a Paul Weller concert was the very moment you saw Papa John, as our little group would affectionately call him, appear at the side of the stage to take his customary viewing spot that the show was about to begin. It became a game amongst my tight knit group of friends that I have been attending Paul Weller concerts with since we first saw Paul live back in 1991. It always seemed like the first of us to say, "Fellas, Papa John" and point out the silver haired patriarch was the winner of some prize of respect only known to us.

I was lucky enough to meet Papa John in New York City way back in November of 1992. Paul had performed a blistering little set at Tower Records earlier that day and was doing a gig at Irving Plaza. On this particular trip our normal crew of four was limited to my brother Mike and myself as the various commitments from the other members, Ryan and Dave K., kept them from attending. Mike and I arrived…

More John Weller Fan Tributes...Funeral, Donation, Gift Info...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Keep him close in your memories.
-Allison, Andrew, Daniel & Gregory
New York City

I think Paul said it all in reference to his dad in the beautiful song 'Where 'er Ye Go.
I can imagine that the song is more meaningful than ever to Paul now.
I've only ever heard very nice things said about John Weller so I can imagine how hard it will be for his family to get over their sad loss.
He was a very supportive father who gave his family everything, and that alone holds high respect for the man in my opinion.
May you always shine on.
B P Slade
Reading Berkshire.

Dear Paul,
Hi from Jean Lannen and Chris Snider, old fans from Michigan that now live in San Francisco. We've had talked with you many times, along with your father at shows....(including your Birthday show back in Ann Arbor Michigan, along time ago).....your Father was sooooo very cool, and made a huge impression and inspiration to us! I'm so sorry for you loss....but, actually - he still…

John Weller Obituary From The Independent...

For thirty years, John Weller managed the career of his son Paul, through the salad days and success of The Jam in the Seventies and early Eighties, the ups and downs of The Style Council and Paul’s re-emergence as a solo artist in the Nineties. Theirs was a unique father-son relationship in the music industry, built on John’s unwavering belief in Paul’s talent and shared values like hard work and pragmatism.

John could be blunt, and once refused to have lunch in a record company’s executive dining room, remarking to the managing director: “I didn’t come here to eat, I came to do business.” But his bark was worse than his bite.

John’s success was all the more remarkable since he started in his forties after years working in factories, on building sites and driving a taxi. When The Jam signed to Polydor in February 1977, for a £6,000 advance and a six per cent royalty rate, John admitted he didn’t have a bank account and asked for cash instead of a cheque. A&R man Chris Parry duly we…

John Weller Tribute...From: Joe Nelis

John Weller ,

As much as Paul Weller is on record as being sited as the driving force behind The Jam, there was in fact another

Weller with as much impact, drive and passion as the afore mentioned,

John Weller was the tireless, determined, resolute, industrious ball of energy deep at the heart of The Jam,

The Style Council and The Paul Weller Movement.

John was there to ensure that all the cogs operated in the right place and always at the right time. He was very

astute and gracious as a father and subtle and shrewd as a manager.

Family was the solid bond for John, the supreme! It was the love of said family which was most indicative to him, and

boy did it show !

There is a great family bond in the Weller camp (how many artists do you see with family pictures on their record

Covers? ) [Stanley Road] and that will grow even stronger as the family draw together at this time.

My heart goes out to the family, not just as a Paul Weller fan but as a John Weller fan, if we all had parents

with the same …

John Weller Tribute...From: Kevin Burgess

Poignant words....

I wanted to say, so many things
But my mouth went dry - and one word & I'd cry.
Slender father, your beauty shines from you
And forever more, I'll be on your side for sure -
A light in your life, that always burns for you
As time passes.... so quickly............................................

My condolences, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and the passing of the creator of a legend !

My thoughts are with you and your family Paul...

Kindest regards & thoughts,

Kev

From Our Friends At Zani...

It is with great sadness that we heard the news that John Weller, manager of Paul Weller and The Jam has died.

Anybody who was lucky enough ever to see The Jam live will know that his bellowing introduction to the band - ‘LET’S HEAR FOR THE BEST FUCKING BAND IN THE WORLD – THE JAM!’ was a vital part of the live ritual.

As we all know from hindsight The Jam went on to become the most enduring band that came out of British Punk scene. With a string of hit singles and albums, John Weller made this happen, making sure that Polydor never forgot that The Jam was their greatest asset.

Stories of the sacrifices that John made are legion within the lore of The Jam. He maintained his job on a building site while negotiating the record deal – rushing to a payphone in his tea break to call back Polydor and land that deal.

John Weller was not yer typical Svengali manager, there was no bullshit, no scheming, no nonsense. He just did what was right for the band. His personality was stamped all over wh…

Steve White On The Passing of John Weller...

It wasn't unexpected to get the news that John Weller had passed away , it was a beautiful sunny morning in fact , but the news still stung even though the anticipation existed .

I finished work today , a day peppered by texts and calls , I missed the call that mattered but made ammends and spoke to the one person I needed to speak to , I raised a glass at dinner and reminisced with my beautiful partner of days of travel and nights of glory that followed , and after a little to much wine the drowsiness lifted and the harsh reality that someone very special had passed hit me , I wanted to say that , with my emotions bubbling very much to the surface , I wanted to remember those decades and shows and nights that we all spent together , indestructible , laughing and making the music of our dreams , wide eyed vagabonds not quite believing .

I remember the day on arriving back from Sydney, John telling me it was all over and he had enough of "this lark" , that was 24 odd years …

RIP John Weller...

It's being reported, although from no official source at this point, that Paul Weller's father passed away today. We would like to send out our sincerest condolences to the Weller family.

More Paul Weller At Coachella!

Coachella ‘09: Paul Weller Gets Robbed, Johnny Marr Saves
April 20th, 2009 by: Ben Wener


I could go on endlessly about the excellent yet heartbreaking Paul Weller set no one watched. I just might blather more about it once I get home and have time to properly assess and convey why it was such a meaningful (albeit needlessly stopped) performance, both for artist and audience. (It also might make my annual Kill List, a rundown, in ranked order, of the weekend’s greatest performance. Look for that sometime Tuesday.)After roughly a half-hour of top-notch rock ‘n’ soul, culminating in some extra-fine space-jamming on “Porcelain Gods,” Weller was informed that he had a measly 15 minutes left. “Just not long enough in the desert,” he sniffed in between expletives.He had every right to be pissed. There was no reason to quit early: Public Enemy didn’t need an hour to set up, it wouldn’t have harmed My Bloody Valentine any to have Weller carry on, and yet another rumor that No Doubt would turn up…

Paul Weller At Coachella!

Photo Courtesy Of emayoh

Paul was joined onstage by Johnny Marr during Town Called Malice!


Set List:
From The Floorboards Up
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Out Of The Sinking
22 Dreams
The Changingman
Eton Rifles
Sea Spray
Porcelain Gods
Wild Wood
A Town Called Malice (with Johhny Marr)
Come On/Let's Go

Courtesy Of Jay

Paul Weller In San Francisco - Set List!

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Paul Weller Interview In Seattle Weekly!

Q&A with - Michael Alan Goldberg


Thirty-plus years into your career, what is it about music that still excites you and makes you want to keep on doing it?
Paul Weller: I'm still so much in love with what I do — playing music and not just being a musician but being a fan and just the whole trip really. It's in my blood and it's my whole life and I think that kinda counts for an awful lot as well. I never get bored. If I get bored of my own music, I just go and listen to other people's music for a little bit, do you know what I mean? It's remained a source of wonderment to me.

Is it still intimidating or stressful after all this time to put out an album and to, quite frankly, be judged by the public and by critics?
Yeah I think so. We had so much fun making that record — every day we would try something different and we all thought we were making something really special. But then it still comes time where you've got to let go of it and give it out to people in t…

Change Of Venue For Paul Weller's San Francisco Performance!

Paul's concert in San Francisco has been relocated to the Ballroom at the Regency Center.

Paul Weller Is Scheduled To Perform On The Late Show With David Letterman!

We've been told Paul Weller is scheduled to appear on television in the USA via The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday April 22.

Late Show Site

Paul Weller Will Perform At The Hop Farm Festival!

Paul Weller will play the Hop Farm Festival in Kent on Sunday July 5, 2009. Check out the web site for more info.

www.hopfarmfestival.com

Paul Weller In Osaka, Japan - Set List!

Courtesy Of Shikoku27


Osaka, Japan
April 8, 2009

Actual Set:
01. Wild Blue Yonder
02. All I Wanna Do(Is Be With You)
03. Out Of The Sinking
04. 22 Dreams
05. The Changingman
06. From the Floorboards Up
07. Have You Made Up Your Mind
08. Sea Spray
09. Porcelain Gods
10. Invisible
11. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
12. One Bright Star
13. 111
14. All On A Misty Morning/Magic Bus
15. Sunshine - Steve Pilgrim
16. Don't Go Changin' - Andy Crofts (The Moons)
17. You Paint Your Picture - Steve Cradock
18. Come Away With Me - Andy Lewis
19. Wild Wood
20. Echoes Round The Sun

21. You Do Something To Me
22. Broken Stones
23. Shout to The Top

24. Eton Rifles

Paul Weller In Nagoya, Japan - Set List!

Nagoya, Japan
April 5, 2009

Wild Blue Yonder
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Out Of The Sinking
22 Dreams
The Changingman
From The Floorboards Up
Sea Spray
Porcelain Gods
Invisible
One Bright Star
Empty Ring
111
All On A Misty Morning
Brand New Start
Wild Wood
Echoes Round The Sun
Come on/Let's Go

7+3
Broken Stones
Whirlpool's End

That's Entertainment

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Paul Weller To Play The MINI United Festival!

Paul is scheduled to play the MINI United Festival in Northamptonshire, Great Britain at the Silverstone Circuit on Saturday 23rd May.

Tickets and information HERE!

Paul Weller In Tokyo, Japan - Set List!

Tokyo, Japan
April 4, 2009

Have You Made Up Your Mind
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Out Of The Sinking
22 Dreams
The Changingman
From The Floorboards Up
Wake The Nation
Sea Spray
Push It Along
Porcelain Gods
Let It Be Me
One Bright Star
Empty Ring
You Do Something To Me
111
All On A Misty Morning
The Butterfly Collector
Brand New Start
Wild Wood
Echoes Round The Sun
Come On Let's Go
7 & 3
Broken Stones
Whirlpool's End
A Town Called Malice

Courtesy of Yasushi


Paul Weller In Kawasaki, Japan - Set List!

Kawasaki, Japan
April 3, 2009

Wild Blue Yonder
All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
Out Of The Sinking
22 Dreams
The Changingman
From The Floorboards Up
Wake The Nation
Sea Spray
Porcelain Gods
Invisible
One Bright Star
Empty Ring
111
All On A Misty Morning
The Butterfly Collector
Brand New Start
Wild Wood
Echoes Round The Sun
Come On/Let's Go
Broken Stones
7 & 3
Shout To The Top
Whirlpool's End
Courtesy Of Yasushi