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Mick Jones

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There are two musicians known as Mick Jones, one connected to The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite, the other to Foreigner.

Michael Geoffrey “Mick” Jones (born 26 June 1955) was the lead guitarist and a vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash until his dismissal in 1983. He went on to form the band Big Audio Dynamite with Don Letts before line-up changes led to the formation of Big Audio Dynamite II and later Big Audio.

In recent years Mick Jones has been collaborating with fellow punk icon Tony James, using the moniker Carbon/Silicon, and has released several albums of original material between 2002 and 2007.

Early life: Jones was born in Brixton, South London, England to a Welsh father and a Russian Jewish mother. He spent much of his early life living with his maternal grandmother, Stella, in South London. Jones went to Strand School - and then on to art school, because ” thought that’s how you get into bands and stuff”.

“ But even before The Dolls, I used to follow bands around. I followed Mott the Hoople up and down the country. I’d go to Liverpool or Newcastle or somewhere—sleep on the Town Hall steps, and bunk the fares on the trains, hide in the toilet when the ticket inspector came around. I’d jump off just before the train got to the station and climb over the fence. It was great times, and I always knew I wanted to be in a band and play guitar. That was it for me. ” —Mick Jones to Gibson Backstage Pass Holiday Double Issue 2006.

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  • CAVermeer

    Don't these fine gentlemen have middle initials Last could use, perhaps? The Clash Mick Jones is one of my favorites, but I don't mind me some Foreigner once in a while...

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Kanbya

    Happy freakin` Birthday to Mick!

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • JackSpicerRules

    the only Mick Jones that matters is from the Clash~ incredible voice and talent, and he's quite fit too.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • viragom

    OH NO THEY HAVE THE SAME NAME HOW TERRIBLLLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Actually I like both...

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TheClashBlog

    Hello Clash Fans. If you have time please take a visit to my new blog http://www.theclashblog.com/ It's been running just over a week and initial interest is great.... Thanks! Tim

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • hautesurcouture

    Omg, this is even worse than David Jones from the Monkees sharing the same name as David Jones aka David Bowie!

    2 Dec 2008 Reply
  • TheMedicineShow

    This. Is. Blasphemy.

    23 Feb 2008 Reply
  • ChiefKrazyHorse

    Both Mick Joneses are probably around the same age... besides, both Mick Joneses are extremely talented, just in different types of music

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • sedewakantysta

    get the hell out of here with that picture!

    7 Nov 2007 Reply
  • whitedope

    WHAT THA FUCK WITH THAT IMAGE

    12 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Tom_79

    There's a Mick Jones in Foreigner too. And the picture clearly isn't Clash-Jones...

    31 Jan 2007 Reply
  • rand0mnez

    Probably because he was the guiatarist for the Clash...

    30 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Stumpflower

    why the hell isn't foreigner listed as his band?

    5 Aug 2006 Reply

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