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The Clash
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The Clash playing a concert in Norway.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1976 – 1986
Labels CBS
Past members Mick Jones
Paul Simonon
Keith Levene
Terry Chimes
Joe Strummer
Nicky "Topper" Headon
Rob Harper
Pete Howard
Nick Sheppard
Vince White

The Clash were an English punk band. The band was formed in London in 1976. Their lead singer was Joe Strummer (1952-2002). The group was one of the most popular punk bands in England in the mid-1970s.

Music style

Although The Clash are known as an early punk rock band, they were willing to experiment with different styles, which they added to their music. Some of these styles were ska, reggae, and funk. Lyrics in their songs often dealt with political issues or stories in the news.


In 2003, the band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone made a list of the Top 500 Rock Songs of All Time, and London Calling, a song by The Clash, was listed as song #15 on the list. No song by a punk rock band was higher on the list.


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See also

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