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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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US Festival ’83’ – Saturday, May 28 1983 (New Wave Day)

Three days (plus a fourth Country Day a week later), 670,000 in attendance, $12 million lost, two reported deaths. Divinyls INXS Wall of Voodoo – Stan Ridgway‘s last appearance with Wall of Voodoo Oingo Boingo The English Beat A Flock … Continue reading

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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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The Clash released ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ on Nov 10, 1978

‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ from The Clash was released on November 10, 1978. This was their U.S. debut released (their self titled album was released in the UK the year before).

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