Joe Strummer

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Joe Strummer
Background information
Birth name John Graham Mellor
Born 21 August 1952(1952-08-21)
Ankara, Turkey
Died 22 December 2002(2002-12-22) (aged 50)
Broomfield, Somerset, England
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, radio host, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass
Years active 1973–2002
Labels CBS, Sony, Hellcat, Mercury
Associated acts The 101ers, The Clash, The Latino Rockabilly War, The Pogues, The Mescaleros
Website strummernews.com
Notable instruments
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.

He died of heart disease at his home in Broomfield, Somerset, England.