Originally a punk rock band from London, contemporaries of the Sex Pistols. The original lineup included Mick Jones, Keith Levene (later of PiL), Paul Simenon and Terry Chimes. Joe Strummer later replaced Levene, and multi-instrumentalist Topper Headon replaced Chimes on drums. They grew in several directions over the years, assimilating reggae, ska and various American roots musics, including rockabilly and hip-hop.