|Birth name||John Graham Mellor|
|Born||21 August 1952
Broomfield, Somerset, England
|Died||22 December 2002 (aged 50)|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, radio host, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, bass|
|Labels||CBS, Sony, Hellcat, Mercury|
|Associated acts||The 101ers, The Clash, The Latino Rockabilly War, The Pogues, The Mescaleros|
|1966 Fender Telecaster|
John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), better known by his stage name, Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash.
He was also member of The 101ers, Latino Rockabilly War, The Mescaleros and The Pogues, in addition to his own solo music career. Strummer's work included acting, creating film scores, songwriting, radio broadcasting, and a position as a radio host. He is one of the most iconic figures of the British punk movement.