Paul Simonon

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

Simonon in 2003, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Paul Gustave Simonon

Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 15 December, 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, 2003, by Christopher Knowles, it was mentioned that Paul is descended from Belgian immigrants. Paul’s surname is Belgian.

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

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