Paul Quinn (guitarist)

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Paul Quinn
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Paul Quinn performing live in 2016
Background information
Birth name Paul Anthony Quinn
Born (1951-12-26) 26 December 1951 (age 65)
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, backing vocals
Years active 1976–present
Labels Carrère, Capitol, EMI, Steamhammer, SPV, UDR.
Associated acts Saxon.

Paul Anthony Quinn (born 26 December 1951 in Barnsley) is an English guitarist, and the founding member of the heavy metal band Saxon. Quinn and vocalist Biff Byford played together already in the pre-Saxon band Coast and are the only remaining members of Saxon's original line up, and are both present on every Saxon release. Quinn is also a songwriter, contributing to every Saxon album.[1]

Musical Influences[edit]

Quinns' musical influences include John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, UFO, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Atlantic-Stax & Tamla Motown and popular classical music, to name a few.[2]



  1. ^ "Saxon homepage". Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Paul Quinn Record Reviews". Guitarhoo!. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.