Joe Strummer

Songwriter, Musician, Composer
Founding member, lead singer and key lyricist for seminal political punk rock group The Clash. A gifted songwriter (particularly in tandem with The Clash's Mick Jones), Strummer moved from subway busker to pub-rocker ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1952 in Ankara, TR

Filmography

Music (59)

Kill the Messenger 2014 (Movie)

("Know Your Rights") (Song)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

("London Calling") (Song)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

("Paper Planes") (Song)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Spanish Bombs") (Song)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 (Movie)

("London Calling") (Song)

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

("Groovy Times") (Song)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("London Calling") (Song)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

("Should I Stay Or Should I Go") (Song)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

("Train In Vain (Stand By Me)") (Song)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

("Koka Kola") (Song)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

("Should I Stay Or Should I Go") (Song)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

("Paper Planes") (Song)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

("M.I.A. Paper Planes (DFA Remix)") (Song)

War, Inc. 2008 (Movie)

("Get Down Moses") (Song)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

("Ramschackle Day Parade") (Song)

We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

("Magnificent Seven") (Song)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

("Lost in the Supermarket") (Song)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

("Mustapha Dance") (Song)

Face 2005 (Movie)

("London Calling") (Song)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

("Stupid Girl") (Song)

Millions 2005 (Movie)

("Hitsville UK") (Song)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

("Mondo Bongo") (Song)

Taking Lives 2004 (Movie)

("Should I Stay Or Should I Go") (Song)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("Know Your Rights") (Song)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

("Should I Stay Or Should I Go") (Song)

Rugrats Go Wild 2003 (Movie)

("Should I Stay Or Should I Go") (Song)

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

("Stay Free") (Song)

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

("London Calling") (Song)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

("Rock the Casbah") (Song)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

("Should I Stay or Should I Go") (Song)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 (Movie)

("Straight to Hell") (Song)

Fast Food 2000 (Movie)

("Should I Stay or Should I Go") (Song)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

("Train in Vain") (Song)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("Straight to Hell") (Song)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("Janie Jones" "I'm So Bored with the USA") (Song)

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

("Rock the Casbah") (Song)

Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Ghost Radio") (Song)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

songs("Bank Robber" "White Riot" "Should I Stay or Should I Go?") (Song)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

song producer and performer("War Cry") (Song)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

When Pigs Fly 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

I Hired a Contract Killer 1990 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

("Love Kills") (Song Performer)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

("Ambush at Mystery Rock" "Yakety Yak") (Song Performer)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

songs("Ambush at Mystery Rock" "Salsa y Ketchup") (Song)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

("Love Kills" "Dum Dum Club") (Song Performer)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

songs("Love Kills" "Dum Dum Club") (Song)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Valley Girl 1983 (Movie)

("Rock the Casbah") (Song)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Death or Glory") (Song)

Rude Boy 1980 (Movie)

("No Reason") (Song Performer)

Rude Boy 1980 (Movie)

songs("Revolution Rock" "Garageland" "London's Burning" "White Riot" "White Man at Hammersmith Palais" "(I'm So Bored with the) USA" "Janie Jones" "The Prisoner" "Tommy Gun" "All the Young Punks" "Rudi Can't Fail" "Complete Control" "Safe European Home" " (Song)
Actor (24)

Strummerville 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Glastonbury 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Let's Rock Again! 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Reverb 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super 8 Stories 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Chance 1996 (Movie)

Vince Taylor (Actor)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Alex 1992 (Movie)

Mr Phillips (Actor)

I Hired a Contract Killer 1990 (Movie)

Guitarist (Actor)

Mystery Train 1989 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Starlight Hotel 1988 (Movie)

Sailor (Actor)

Completely Pogued 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

Simms (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Faucet (Actor)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

Street Scum (Actor)

Rude Boy 1980 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)
Producer (1)

Let's Rock Again! 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten 2007 (Movie)

Artwork (Other)

Biography

Founding member, lead singer and key lyricist for seminal political punk rock group The Clash. A gifted songwriter (particularly in tandem with The Clash's Mick Jones), Strummer moved from subway busker to pub-rocker (e.g. his first group The 101'ers), and like so many others of his generation, discovered punk rock after seeing The Sex Pistols. He immediately formed The Clash, and within a year the group had carved out its place as "the only been that matters," a quote referring to their seemingly concrete political commitment.

EDUCATION

attended British boarding school; dropped out while still in teens

Milestones

1989

First original film scoring (instrumental) for "Walker"

1987

First lead acting role in "Straight to Hell"

1987

First original film scoring (songs) for "Sid and Nancy"

1980

Strummer and The Clash featured in quasi-documentary feature, "Rude Boy"

1977

First headlining UK tour, "The 'White Riot' tour" (after current hit single)

1977

(February) Clash signed to five-album deal with CBS records; (March) debut self-titled album released (this album sold over 100,000 import copies in US, making it the then biggest selling import of all-time; it was eventually released in a less "crude" ve

1976

Co-founded punk rock band The Clash with Keith Levene, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Tory Crimes (Terry Chimes), all inspired after experiencing seminal punk band The Sex Pistols

1976

(Summer) first Clash shows as opening act for Sex Pistols; after Levene left, group opened for Pistols's "Anarchy in the UK" tour as a quartet

1974

Formed rock band, The 101'ers (which included Keith Levene); single "Keys to Your Heart" eventually recorded and released

Bonus Trivia

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Strummer earned this moniker due to his playing the eukelele in the London tube stations as a youth.

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