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

The only person who played ‘White Riot’ on the radio was John Peel — and he’s gone on holiday. You play our record against any of the other stuff and it just knocks spots off them left, right and centre. … Continue reading

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