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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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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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Watch the BBC documentary “The Clash: New Year’s Day ’77”

On New Year’s Day BBC Four in the UK aired Julien Temple’s documentary “The Clash: New Year’s Day ’77”, the film featured footage of the legendary band The Clash as they opened the notorious Roxy club on January 1st 1977; … Continue reading

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Deep sea snail named after Joe Strummer of The Clash

via Perfect Science A team of scientists recently introduced five new species of snails to the world. According to researchers, these deep sea snails that live in the dark, hot and acidic environment around hydrothermal vents are punk rock. The … Continue reading

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

‘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 … Continue reading

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