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- Glastonbury Festival's Strummerville areahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bmnxn.jpg2010-07-04T00:00:00ZExploring the Strummerville area of the Festival. This is where people come to sing round the campfire and remember the spirit of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/af4ea2a3-c54d-40b4-8120-a1f0b838ad54?clipfocus=p008pwx7Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
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John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Their music also incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, and rockabilly. The Clash were one of the most prominent of the emerging bands in the UK punk rock scene, their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978) reaching number 2 on the UK charts. Soon after, they began achieving success in the US, starting with London Calling (1979), and peaking with 1982's Combat Rock, reaching number 7 on the US charts and being certified 2× platinum there. The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.
His musical experience included his membership of the 101ers, Latino Rockabilly War, the Mescaleros and the Pogues, in addition to his own solo music career. Strummer's work as a musician allowed him to explore other interests, which included acting, creating film scores for television and movies, songwriting, radio broadcasting, and a position as a radio host. Strummer is one of the iconic figures of the British punk movement.