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Joe Strummer

British musician, singer, actor and songwriter

Joe Strummer

British musician, singer, actor and songwriter
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birthday
21st
August, 1952
Death
22nd
December, 2002
Birth Place
Ankara, Turkey
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), better known as Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, songwriter, composer, actor, and radio host who was best known as the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist, and co-lead vocalist of punk rock band the Clash, formed in 1976. The Clash’s second album Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978) reached No. 2 on the UK charts. Soon after, they achieved success in the US, starting with London Calling (1979) and peaking with Combat Rock (1982), which reached No. 7 on the US charts and was certified 2x platinum there. The Clash’s explosive political lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock music in general, especially alternative rock. Their music incorporated reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap and rockabilly.
Strummer’s other career highlights included stints with the 101ers, Latino Rockabilly War, the Mescaleros, and the Pogues, as well as solo music. His work as a musician allowed him to explore other interests such as acting, scoring television shows and films, hosting radio shows, and as a radio host on the BBC Radio show London Calling. Strummer and the Clash were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 2003. In his remembrance, Strummer’s friends and family established the Joe Strummer Foundation (initially known as Strummerville), a non-profit organisation which gives opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Clash, the 101ers, the Latino Rockabilly War, the Pogues, the Mescaleros

Birth Name

John Graham Mellor

Genres

Punk rock, post-punk, reggae, rock and roll, new wave, alternative rock

Labels

CBS, Sony, Hellcat, Mercury

Occupations

Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, actor, radio host

Years Active

1970 2002

Name

Joe Strummer

Nationality

Turkey, United Kingdom

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