The Clash

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Bass guitar smashed at Clash gig to join relics at Museum of London
Fender bass was hurled into stage by Paul Simonon in New York, as seen on London Calling album cover

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Woke' culture is threat to protest songs, says Don Letts
Fear of ‘cultural appropriation’ stops some from creating rebellious music, says the Clash videographer

Tobi Thomas

16, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'London calling to the faraway towns': How British music changed this American's life | Geoffrey Kabaservice
As a teenager in 1980s provincial Florida, I heard radio DJs dismiss punk as unlistenable garbage. Then I heard the Clash

Geoffrey Kabaservice

26, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Carla Bruni's teenage obsessions: 'Francis Bacon shows our confusion, desire, madness'
As she returns with a new album, the French chanteuse recalls the genius of the Clash and Henry James, plus encounters with Balearic naturists

Interview by Dave Simpson

16, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Phil May obituary
Powerful vocalist, frontman and songwriter with the Pretty Things, the outlandish rock band that inspired Bowie and Nirvana

Adam Sweeting

17, May, 2020 @2:13 PM

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The Clash's 40 greatest songs – ranked!
Forty years on from the London Calling album, we rate the best tracks by the genre-hopping punks

Dave Simpson

09, Jan, 2020 @11:56 AM

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'We had the same brain' – how Pennie Smith turned the Clash into icons
She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she took ‘rock’s greatest photo’

Rob Walker

11, Nov, 2019 @6:01 AM

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The big picture: punks and skins in harmony
The photographer who captured the spirit of punk has released a book of her most arresting portraits

Tim Adams

07, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'Punk never dies': celebrating the revolutionary art of an era
In a new exhibition, the integral work of designers within punk music is placed on centre stage, from badges to posters to album covers

Nadja Sayej

25, Apr, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Alan James obituary
Maverick concert programmer and manager with an impressively eclectic taste in music

Robin Denselow

16, Apr, 2019 @12:45 PM

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Don Letts: ‘Windrush stirred up some deep emotions. I walked down the street practically crying’
The son of Jamaican immigrants, the musician and film-maker was energised by punk and the Notting Hill carnival in the 70s. But the Windrush scandal has left him deeply concerned about Britain’s future

Emine Saner

24, Aug, 2018 @2:02 PM

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Joe Strummer demos and rarities to appear on new compilation
The 32-track album will include previously unheard recordings made by the late musician before and after his time with the Clash

Laura Snapes

29, Jun, 2018 @9:58 AM

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