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  • Beside main line up, other members of the band were: Terry Chimes- 1976;1977;1982, Keith Levene- 1976, Rob Harper- 1976–1977, Nick Sheppard- 1983–1986, Vince White- 1983–1986,and Pete Howard- 1983–1986.
  • Joe Strummer died on December 22, 2002 of an undiagnosed congenital heart defectat age 50.
  • The cover of the album London Calling featuring a photograph of Paul Simonon smashing his bass guitar against the stage at The Palladium in New York City, was voted the best rock and roll photograph of all time by Q Magazine.
  • Band's drummer Topper Headon was asked to leave the band just prior to the release of the album Combat Rock in 1982, due to his heroin addiction, which was hurting his health and also his drumming.
  • The Clash planned to record and release a single every month in 1980, but their record label, CBS, balked at this idea.
  • According to Mick Jones, their song "I'm So Bored With The U.S.A." was "I'm So Bored With You" until Joe Strummer added the S and the A.
  • Their song “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”, was used in a TV commercial for jeans in 1991, and the re-released single reached no.1 in the UK chart.
  • Band's members appear in the Martin Scorsese film "The King Of Comedy" (1983). They were credited as "street scum."
  • Jones and Strummer were in trouble throughout 1977 with the police for a variety of minor crimes: from petty vandalism to stealing a pillowcase, while on March 1978 Simonon and Headon were arrested for shooting racing pigeons with an air gun from the roof of rehearsal studio.
  • The Clash's song London Calling is ranked #64 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
  • The Clash is #19 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.

80's Hits

Rock the Casbah
Should I Stay or Should I Go

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