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J.J. Burnel was born to French parents in London on 21st February 1952. When he was twelve, he moved with his family to Godalming, Surrey. Originally trained as a classical guitarist, J.J. adopted the bass guitar as his instrument within The Stranglers. He has also sung lead vocals on approximately 25% of their songs.

Burnel has been with The Stranglers since their inception in 1974, but has recorded two solo albums -…

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  • Nostalgique, ça fait 25 ans
  • "Friends? We weren't friends with anyone!" - JJ Burnel, front man of the great The Stranglers, reminisces about Joe Strummer, "sharing a flat with a bloke called Wilko Johnson," and the tragic story behind "5 Minutes." Burnel also discusses the punk band's songwriting evolution, and their seventeenth (seventeenth!) studio album, Giants: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/jj_burnel_of_the_stranglers/
  • baga baeatu' avec tanti Evropa
  • gonna play Stranglers in Kiev, looking for buddies to go. Im at bass :P
  • download now : the stranglers according to the fans! http://www.themeninblack.co.uk/forums/covered/ artwork for a downloadable cover, with track-list & contributors names etc, available early 2011
  • Freddie Laker Show You What to do!
  • A really nice dude and coolest bass player in the world!!!!!!
  • The Best.
  • all i ever got was "dole tea and rain"..... fuckin brilliant trax
  • JJ best songwriter of the stranglers, coo basslines, cool image and a genuinely nice person to talk too!

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