Jules Shear

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Date of Birth March 7, 1952
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
Age 68 years old
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Jules Mark Shear is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He wrote the Cyndi Lauper hit single "All Through the Night" and The Bangles' hit "If She Knew What She Wants", and charted a hit as a performer with "Steady" in 1985.

Birth name: Jules Mark Shear
Born: March 07, 1952, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres: Singer-songwriter / Pop music
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
Instruments: Guitar, vocals
Years active: 1976–present
Labels: EMI America, IRS, Polydor, Columbia
Associated acts: Funky Kings, Jules and the Polar Bears, Reckless Sleepers, Raisins in the Sun, Shear Shazar
Website: Jules Shear's Official site

About Jules Shear

Wrote All Through The Night, a Cyndi Lauper hit, and If She Knew What She Wants, a hit for The Bangles.

Before Fame

He started writing songs as a teenager. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he was a noted member of the Pitt Glee Club and acoustic group Wooden Music.


His first group, Funky Kings, attracted little attention. His second group, Jules and the Polar Bears, was beloved by critics but flopped commercially. He discovered that his songs tended to attract little attention when he sang them, but in the throats of other artists, they soared to the top of the charts.

Family Life

He married singer and songwriter Pal Shazar.


He was in a relationship with Aimee Mann, the end of which inspired J for Jules by 'Til Tuesday.

Information related to Jules Shear

  • Zoë Records artists
  • Musicians from Pittsburgh
  • Songwriters from Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh alumni
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Latest information about Jules Shear updated on September 23, 2020.

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