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Joe Strummer



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Hometown: Broomfield (UK)

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John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 — 22 December 2002), best remembered by his stage name Joe Strummer, was the co–founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash. His musical experience included his membership in The 101ers, Latino Rockabilly War, The Mescaleros and The Pogues, in addition to his own solo music career. Strummer's work as a musician allowed him to explore other interests, which included acting, creating film scores for television and movies, songwriting, radio broadcasting, and a position as a radio host. Strummer is one of the most iconic figures of the British punk movement.

Joe 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 have established the Strummerville Foundation for the promotion of new music, and each year there are many festivals and both organized and spontaneous ceremonies worldwide to celebrate his memory.

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Black Grape / Joe Strummer England's Irie [12-inch]

Black Grape / Joe Strummer

England's Irie [12-inch] (1996)

Radioactive Records

Joe Strummer I Hired a Contract Killer [7-inch]

Joe Strummer

I Hired a Contract Killer [7-inch] (1990)

Villeafla Filmproductions

Joe Strummer Earthquake Weather

Joe Strummer

Earthquake Weather (1989)

Epic

Joe Strummer Island Hopping [12-inch]

Joe Strummer

Island Hopping [12-inch] (1989)

Epic

Joe Strummer Walker

Joe Strummer

Walker (1987)

Virgin

Joe Strummer Filibustero [12-inch]

Joe Strummer

Filibustero [12-inch] (1987)

Virgin Records

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