Joe Strummer (1952–2002)

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Although best known as the outspoken front man for legendary punk rock group The Clash, Joe Strummer also carved out an interesting niche as an actor once the band broke up. The Clash formed in 1976, and along with the Sex Pistols spearheaded the British punk rock scene. By 1979, The Clash had broadened their musical horizons at a time when most ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mystery Train Johnny (segment "Lost in Space")
The Brothers Bloom Soundtrack
Die Another Day Music Department


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 1998 South Park (TV Series)
Joe Strummer
- Chef Aid (1998) ... Joe Strummer (voice)
 1997 Question d'honneur (Short)
 1997 Doctor Chance
Vince Taylor
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer
 1989 Mystery Train
Johnny (segment "Lost in Space")
 1988 The Clash: I Fought the Law (Music Video)
Joe Strummer
 1987 Walker
 1987 Candy Mountain
 1986 Joe Strummer: Love Kills (Music Video)
Joe Strummer (voice)
 1983 Hell W10
Police Officer
 1982 The Clash: Rock the Casbah (Music Video)
Joe Strummer
 1982 The King of Comedy
Street Scum
 1980 The Clash: Live in Paris (Music Video)
Joe Strummer
 1980 Rude Boy
Rhythym guitarist
 1979 The Clash: London Calling (Music Video)
Joe Strummer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album with 'the Mescaleros': Streetcore (posthumous release) (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Clash | Joe | John Mellor


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Lucinda Mellor  (his death)

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Personal Quote:

I spoke to Paul Simon about this and he said, 'Hey man, before Graceland I was dead in the water. Nobody was checking my stuff.' So he's a realist. He had some barren years after stuff like One-Trick Pony, and out of the hat he pulled Graceland. So life is interesting: anything can happen. But you've got to be tough enough to take a spell in the wilderness, instead of hoping to be in the ... See more »


When he changed his name to Joe Strummer when young, he would no longer answer to his previous nickname, "Woody" Mellor, so everyone knew him as "Joe." See more »



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