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|Birth name||Stephen Murray|
|Also known as||Timon, Step Murray|
|Born||1950 (age 67–68)
Formby, Lancashire, England
|Genres||Folk, Punk, Rock, World|
|Instruments||Violin, guitar, piano, Harmonium, viola, shawm|
|Associated acts||The Clash, The Mescaleros|
Tymon Dogg (born Stephen John Murray) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dogg's career started early with shows at the Cavern and Peppermint Lounge in Liverpool when he was 15. As well as pursuing a solo career, he collaborated with many bands and musicians including The Clash, and was a member of Joe Strummer's last band, The Mescaleros.
Dogg moved to London at 17, signed to Pye Records (under the name Timon) and recorded a single, "The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane" featuring Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Moving to Apple Records, Dogg recorded tracks produced by Peter Asher featuring Paul McCartney on piano and James Taylor on guitar. Dogg then toured with The Moody Blues and worked closely with Justin Hayward to produce many tracks, "Now She Says She's Young" being released as a single in 1970.
Dogg became part of London's early 1970s underground scene. Moving into a squatted property in Westbourne Grove, Dogg made a living playing in folk clubs and busking with house mate Joe Strummer. Dogg regularly played at the Charlie Pig Dog Club with the 101ers and when Joe Strummer joined The Clash, Dogg was invited to contribute tracks on Sandinista! and Combat Rock.
Other notable housemates from that time included all female punk band The Slits. In 1978, Dogg moved to the North East of England with artist Helen Cherry. Dogg released Battle of Wills during the 1980s. In 2000, Dogg met up with Joe Strummer again at the Poetry Olympics curated by Michael Horovitz. The two performed an impromptu set of songs together, with Lily Allen in her début stage performance as backing singer.
Shortly afterwards, Dogg joined Strummer's band, The Mescaleros, and the two worked together until Strummer's death in 2002 producing songs such as "Mondo Bongo" and "Johnny Appleseed". Dogg has continued to write and record his music. In 2010 Cherry Red Records released a compilation of songs from 1967 – 2009 called The Irrepressible Tymon Dogg and Thin Man Press produced a CD of Dogg's soundscape settings of extracts from Louis Aragon's A Wave of Dreams in 2012.
|1982||Battle of Wills|
|1987||Frugivores – New Age Songs|
|2010||A Wave of Dreams|
|2010||The Irrepressible Tymon Dogg|
|2015||Made of Light|
With Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros
|2001||Global a Go-Go||Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros||Composed tune and played Spanish guitar on "Mondo Bongo"; composed & played violin improvisation on "Minstrel Boy"; violin, mandolin, Spanish guitar, acoustic & electric guitar on most tracks.|
|2002||Give 'Em the Boot III||Various artists||Violin, Spanish guitar on Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros' "Global A Go-Go"|
|2003||Streetcore||Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros||Violin on "Silver and Gold"|
|2004||Give 'Em the Boot IV||Various artists||Violin on Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros "Junco Pardner"|
|1980||Sandinista!||The Clash||Composed music & lyrics, sang & played violin on "Lose This Skin"; composed & played violin part on "The Equaliser"; played violin on "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" & "Something About England"; played harmonium on "Sound of the Sinners".|
|1981||Short Back 'n' Sides||Ian Hunter||Violin on "Old Records Never Die"|
|1981||Spirit of St. Louis||Ellen Foley||Wrote tunes & lyrics, played violin on: "Beautiful Waste of Time," "Game of a Man" and "Indestructible"|
|1982||Combat Rock||The Clash||Composed & played piano part on "Death Is A Star". Composed & sang out-take track "Once You Know" backed by all members of The Clash|
|1985||The Price of Grain||Poison Girls||Violin on "The Price of Grain and the Price of Blood" and "Stonehenge 1985"|
|1995||The Bitter Lie||Doctor Millar||Producer|
|1998||De Granada a la Luna||Various artists||Violin and guest vocals on "Casida Del Herido Por El Agua" with Lagartija Nick|
|2000||Once Bitten Twice Shy||Ian Hunter||Violin on "Old Records Never Die"|
|2007/2008||Screamin||El Doghouse||Violin on "Screamin' Bloody Murder"|
|2008||Howl||El Doghouse||Violin on "Screamin' Bloody Murder"|
|2009||This Is Only Me||Jonathan Martin||Production, Violin on Single "This Is Only Me"|
|2013||Forgive And Forget||Susannah Austin||Producer, composed & performed all instrumental parts except ukulele on "Come Have a Drink".|
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