On This Day in 1979, The Clash released ‘London Calling’

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‘London Calling’ was The Clash’s third studio album; it was released on December the 14, 1979 in the UK (then in Jan, 1980 in North America). The broader range of styles used on the album, including punk, reggae, rockabilly, R&B and ska were picked up more than likely when The Clash toured America in 1979. The album cover features Clash bassist Paul Simonon smashing his bass during a show at The Palladium in New York City on 21 September 1979 during the Clash Take the Fifth US tour, it was photographed Pennie Smith.

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London Calling is now considered by many critics to be one of the greatest rock albums of all time, we agree.

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The bass that Paul Simonon smashed on the album cover

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