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Paul Simonon

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Paul Gustave Simonon (; born 15 December 1955) is an English musician and artist best known as the bassist for the Clash. More recent work includes his involvement in the supergroup the Good, the Bad & the Queen and playing on the Gorillaz album Plastic Beach in 2010, which saw Simonon reunite with The Clash guitarist Mick Jones and Blur frontman Damon Albarn – and which also led to Simonon becoming the live band's touring bassist for Gorillaz's Escape to Plastic Beach Tour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Simonon has received more than 1,538,986 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Paul Simonon is the 1,005th most popular musician (up from 1,049th in 2019), the 2,719th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,845th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Paul Simonon ranks 1,005 out of 2,662Before him are Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Floyd Council, Zoltán Kocsis, Hugh McDonald, Aarre Merikanto, and Al Jardine. After him are Phil Woods, Arif Mardin, Geoff Emerick, Adrien-François Servais, Tony Joe White, and Mike Mangini.

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Among people born in 1955, Paul Simonon ranks 186Before him are Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Herbert Prohaska, Dominique Rocheteau, Philippe Streiff, Johnnie To, and DJ Kool Herc. After him are Şivan Perwer, Simon Yam, Irina Khakamada, Teresa Ann Savoy, Nathan East, and John Wesley Shipp.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Simonon ranks 2,719 out of 7,765Before him are Frederic W. H. Myers (1843), Cathleen Nesbitt (1888), Dougray Scott (1965), Alex Higgins (1949), James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (1838), and John Peel (1939). After him are Caroline Munro (1949), Brendan Rodgers (1973), Patsy Kensit (1968), Lulu (1948), Madeleine Carroll (1906), and Robert Hugh Benson (1871).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Paul Simonon ranks 163Before him are Trevor Pinnock (1946), John Illsley (1949), Phil Campbell (1961), Simon Le Bon (1958), Ray Davies (1944), and Martin Barre (1946). After him are Geoff Emerick (1945), Jimmy Bain (1947), Chris Barber (1930), Peter Banks (1947), Glen Matlock (1956), and Dave Holland (1946).