The Clash Biography (Wikipedia)
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, lead vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.
The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone. In 1982 they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.
- Cerys Matthews and Topper Headon (full interview)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01rzm0j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01rzm0j.jpg2014-04-04T13:57:00.000ZCerys Matthews chats to Topper Headon of The Clash about his life in music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01wvf9p
Cerys Matthews and Topper Headon (full interview)
- Preview: Cerys and The Clashhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01j3jpl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01j3jpl.jpg2013-10-04T10:08:00.000ZCerys Matthews hosts an audience with The Clash at the legendary Maida Vale studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j3k4m
Preview: Cerys and The Clash
- The Clash chat with Joolshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hvtm3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hvtm3.jpg2013-10-01T14:48:00.000ZMick Jones & Paul Simonon of The Clash discuss the music that influenced them growing up.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01hvtnj
The Clash chat with Jools
- The Clash chat with Gideonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fxpsg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fxpsg.jpg2013-08-30T10:53:00.000ZMick, Paul & Topper from punk rock band The Clash chat with Gideon about their influences.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01fxpwk
The Clash chat with Gideon
- The Clash on their breakthroughhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01f4vdr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01f4vdr.jpg2013-08-14T14:45:00.000ZMembers of The Clash talk about their personal styles and their early breakthrough.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01f4vgf
The Clash on their breakthrough
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