Category Archives: The Clash

January 1, 1977 – The Clash play The Roxy Club in London [Video]

On this day in 1977, The Clash played the opening night at punk’s first real venue, The Roxy Club in London.

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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 … Continue reading

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The Clash’s ‘Sandinista!’ was released on this day in 1980

Joe Strummer – lead vocals, guitars Mick Jones – guitars, vocals Paul Simonon – bass, vocals Topper Headon – drums, vocals   Well I’m running, police on my back I’ve been hiding, police on my back There was a shooting, … Continue reading

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Remember that time Joe Strummer of The Clash wrote and directed a gangster flick called Hell W10? watch it here

This 1983 silent “movie” shot in B&W on 16mm was written and directed by The Clash’s Joe Strummer, it also featured The Clash’s Paul Simonon and Mick Jones. Some things I’ve read say that this was the end of the Clash, … Continue reading

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The mystery surrounding The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ album cover has finally been solved, watch this video and find out how.

The photograph of Clash bassist Paul Simonon smashing his bass on the cover of The Clash’s 1979 album ‘London Calling’ has become one of the most iconic images in Rock and Roll history, but according to Clash fan Dave Marin … Continue reading

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