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Old 12-23-2002, 04:47 AM   #1
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Joe Strummer has passed

Monday, 23 December, 2002, 10:02 GMT
Clash star Strummer dies

The Clash in their heyday, with Strummer second from left

Joe Strummer, the leader of legendary Seventies punk band The Clash, has died, aged 50.
A spokesman for Strummer confirmed to BBC News Online that the singer died on Sunday.

A posting on the artist's website on Monday reads: "Joe Strummer died yesterday. Our condolences to Luce and the kids, family and friends."

Strummer recently launched a new career with his band The Mescaleros
Strummer became a rock legend in the late 70s when he fronted The Clash, the politically-aware punk group from west London.

The band were anti-racist and became noted for inflammatory, intelligent punk songs such as London's Calling, White Riot, White Man In Hammersmith Palais and Tommy Gun.

Along with the Sex Pistols, they were the figureheads of the punk scene that put London on the map as the centre of the musical world in the late Seventies.

The band, who also boasted Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon, became huge stars in the US.

In 1982 they supported The Who at Shea Stadium, the US venue made famous by The Beatles.

Their 1982 song Should I Stay Or Should I Go was their biggest US hit, and was posthumously used in an ad for jeans manufacturer Levi's.

Rolling Stone voted London's Calling, their classic 1980 album (released in 1979 in the UK) as the best albums of the 80s.

Strummer led the band until 1986, after sacking Mick Jones

In the last few years Strummer forged another successful career with his band The Mescaleros, touring around the world and releasing two albums - Rock Art And The X Ray Style in 1999, and 2001's Global A Go-Go.

He also played with The Pogues and featured in several films, including Alex Cox's Walker and Straight To Hell.

He leaves a wife and family.


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What the fuck happened?
50 freakin years freakin hero...what the fuck?
Oh this is killing me....

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50 years old is too young to die. May he rest in peace.

I hate hearing about all of these people dying too young these days. My dad will be 50 in January, and I do not know what I will do when something happens to him.
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This is awful!
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RIP Joe Strummer

Just heard this morning that he passed away heres a link to some news,00.html Hope its right.The Clash were one of the best bands ever this is a sad day!!!!!!
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The link I put up doens't seem to work.Try his official site I have not been able to access it tho!
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How sad, this is really crappy news!!!

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There'll never be another like him...or them.
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Re: Joe Strummer has passed

Originally posted by Sparkysgrrrl

In 1982 they supported The Who at Shea Stadium, the US venue made famous by The Beatles.
I attended that show.
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You've got to be kidding me...Joe Strummer? Awful news. I don't know what to say...the Clash are one of my favourite groups ever...awful news. Rest in peace Mr Strummer, and thanks for the moments.
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Wasn't Bono scheduled to play a show in honor of Mandela with Strummer and Dave Stewart in Feb? Bono must be very sad

What happened to him?
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Just about everyone has the Clash to thank for all their favorite bands...


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