Havana 3am

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Havana 3am
Genres Rock and roll, rockabilly, art rock
Years active 1986-1996
Labels Capitol Records
Associated acts The Clash, Whirlwind
Past members Nigel Dixon
Gary Myrick
Paul Simonon
Travis Williams

Havana 3am was the band of bassist Paul Simonon formed shortly after his previous band, The Clash, officially broke up in 1986.

The band consisted of Simonon on bass, American musician Gary Myrick on guitar, Nigel Dixon from the British band Whirlwind on lead vocals, and Travis Williams, a drummer who they found by a newspaper announcement. In essence, it was a rockabilly band with a heavy Latino and reggae influence. The band recorded a self-titled album in Japan in 1991.

The album, which has twelve original tracks, received solid reviews and had in "Reach the Rock" a minor radio hit.[1] Following Dixon's death on 3 April 1993 and departure of Simonon who moved on to a career of art, Myrick put out one more album with different line-up but it was also unsuccessful and the band broke up shortly after.

The band took their name from the title of a 1950s album by Perez Prado.

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  1. ^ Havana 3 A.M. in Allmusic.