The punk legend's early life was influenced by Catholicism, communism, and multiculturalism.
Paul Simonon is a British musician and artist best known as the bassist for the punk rock band The Clash. He was born in London, England and grew up in a multicultural neighborhood with a strong Catholic and communist influence.
His London accent is likely a result of his upbringing and environment in the city. Simonon has spoken about the influence of Catholicism and communism on his worldview and how it informed his approach to music and activism. The Clash was known for its socially and politically charged lyrics, and Simonon was an important member of the band, contributing both musically and as a songwriter.