Paul Simonon

by madman on October 10, 2016

The 18th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Birth Name: Paul Gustave Simonon

Place of Birth: Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey, England

Date of Birth: December 15, 1955

Ethnicity: English, some Belgian

Paul Simonon is a British musician, singer, songwriter, and visual artist. He was the bassist of the punk rock band The Clash. Other members of the band included Topper Headon, Mick Jones, and Joe Strummer.

Paul is the son of Elaine Florence (Braithwaite), a librarian, and Gustave Antoine “Antony” Simonon, an amateur artist.

In the book Clash City Showdown, by Christopher Knowles, it was mentioned that Paul is descended from Belgian immigrants. Paul’s surname is Belgian.

Paul’s paternal grandparents were Gustave Simonon and Lilian/Lily G. N. Baker.

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