On this day in 1977, The Clash released their debut single ‘White Riot.’


The Clash‘s debut single “White Riot” was inspired by the Notting Hill riots that took place in August 1976, when Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon were caught up in the chaos.

Stirred by the protest that had erupted between black youths and police that day, Strummer called on whites to join the movement.

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