The Clash: London Calling Now through April 2020 in London, England

The Clash: London Calling Now through April 2020 in London, England

Go behind the scenes on the making of The Clash's groundbreaking London Calling -- an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. The Clash's third album 'London Calling' was released in the winter of 1979 and is still considered as a classic, era-defining masterpiece, and one of rock's all-time greatest albums. It is a melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice.

The new free exhibit at the Museum of London examines how the country's capital influenced The Clash as they became one of the most popular British bands of the 20th century. showcasing personal objects, images, music and memories from the band's history - some never seen before - in a free display.

Highlights include:

  • Paul Simonon's broken Fender Precision Bass, smashed on stage at The Palladium in New York City on 21st September 1979
  • Mick Jones' handwritten album sequencing note
  • Joe Strummer's notebook from the period when the album 'London Calling' was rehearsed and recorded
  • Joe Strummer's typewriter used to document ideas, lyrics and other writings

Photographs by Pennie Smith featured on the two inner record sleeves of London Calling and taken during The Clash's 'Take the 5th' tour of North America in September and October 1979 are also being shown for the first time

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February 10, 2019

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