Paul Quinn (guitarist)
Paul Quinn performing live in 2016
|Birth name||Paul Anthony Quinn|
26 December 1951 |
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, backing vocals|
|Labels||Carrère, Capitol, EMI, Steamhammer, SPV, UDR.|
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.
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.