Quotes by Joe Strummer

About Joe Strummer:

John Graham Mellor was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Their music also incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, and rockabilly. The Clash were one of the most prominent of the emerging bands in the UK punk rock scene, their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978) reaching number 2 on the UK charts. Soon after, they began achieving success in the US, starting with London Calling (1979), and peaking with 1982's Combat Rock, reaching number 7 on the US charts and being certified 2× platinum there. The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.

Author Bio

  • NameJoe Strummer
  • DescriptionBritish musician, singer, actor and songwriter
  • BornAugust 21, 1952
  • DiedDecember 22, 2002
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionSinger-songwriter; Actor; Guitarist