The Clash were a major success in the UK from the release of their first album in 1977 named ‘The Clash’, and became popular in the U.S. in 1980. Their third album, the late 1979 release London Calling is an influential album in the history of rock music; it was released in the U.S. in January 1980, and a decade later Rolling Stone magazine declared it the greatest album of the 1980s.Rolling Stone too placed it at #8, The Clash at #77, and Sandinista! at #404 on their 2003 checklist of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Clash’s attitude and flavor, as considerably as their music, influenced several other bands from the 1980s. Epic Records A&R director dubbed them “The Only Band That Matters.They are one of the most prominent and prolific punk rock bands and their influence is far reaching. In January 2003 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The band wanted to play at the event, but Joe Strummer’s untimely death in December 2002, prevented this. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash#30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
|Date of Birth||8 February 1984|
|Place of Birth||France|
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