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More About This Title Paul Weller
Paolo Hewitt has known Paul Weller since they were both teenagers in the depths of Woking, through his ascent to fame with The Jam, the halcyon years of The Style Council and for all of his critically acclaimed solo career. Hewitt has even been the inspiration for some of Weller's songsand he has extraordinary in-depth knowledge of the inspiration behind the rest. Once, when Hewitt interviewed Weller for a music magazine, he complained "I don’t know why people ask me all these questions. All the answers are in my songs." Largely unnoticed, Weller has used 30 years of lyrics to explore his personal history and beliefs. Taking as his starting point these lyrics, alongside a lifetime's friendship, Paolo Hewitt shows us the real Paul Weller, the man inside.
Paolo Hewitt is the author of Heaven's Promise and The Looked After Kid. A former journalist for Melody Maker and NME, he has written biographies of The Jam, The Small Faces, Oasis, and Steve Mariott.