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The British Punk movement was initiated by the Sex Pistols..........and on December 1st 1976........the Thames T.V.'s tea-time programme Today show gave them more notoriety....and Punk rock became the 20th century's second great youth rebellion after rock'n'roll.....
(430 kings road england 1971-1979)
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Locate this scene in West London by standing on the exact spot where this photograph was taken with the famous building in the background which appears in a Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite LP cover.
Joe Strummer -
- by Shelbie Freedman
CLICK ON THE TWO HYPERLINKS BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT KOSMO VINYL'S FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION
A PERMANENT RECORD
AN EXHIBITION AND A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULIAN YEWDALL
PUBLISHED BY WESTNINE PUBLICATIONS ISBN 978-0-9573286-0-0
1st EDITION OF 1000 SOFTBACK 352 PAGES B/W 150gsm FSC PAPER
SUBWAY GALLERY SPECIAL PRICE £20 - RRP £25
With explanatory text by the photographer, A Permanent Record features over
160 black and white photographs of Joe Strummer, legendary Clash front man,
as well as unpublished images of seminal all-girl punk band The Slits.
Yewdall first met Strummer in 1974 when the then John 'Woody' Mellor moved into
the squat at 101 Walterton Road in London's Maida Hill. Yewdall sang and played
harmonica in an early line-up in The 101'ers, then briefly managed the band before
abandoning the musical for the visual by picking up a camera. These intimate pictures
are direct from the heart of the West London squatting movement of the early
seventies, that exceptional period when access to abandoned properties provided
opportunities for artists to develop their craft without the constraints of financial
imperatives. The pictures include posed portraits as well as informal reportage taken
when stardom was only a glimmer in the eye of this inimitable artist. The images of
Strummer date back to his earliest days when he was a singer with The101'ers, the
quintessential squat-rock group in which he learned his musical and political 'chops'.
In Yewdall's live pictures of the hirsute guitar-player you can see the frenetic
movement and stage presence that he honed to perfection as front man of the Clash,
today considered one of the greatest bands of all time.
This was also the history of The Slits, who supported the Clash on their first full-scale tour of Britain. Fronted by Ari Up, The Slits set the template for British girl groups; riveting live performers, uncompromising and fearless, The Slits reached their
recording zenith in 1979 with the release of the Dennis Bovell-produced album, 'Cut'.
Photographs of Strummer with his group of the late 1980's, The Latino Rockabilly War, book-end the project, along with memorabilia from tribute exhibitions following the sudden death of Joe Strummer at the end of 2002.
These extraordinary photographs stand as a heartfelt testament
to the genesis of this great artist. www.facebook.com/yewdall
(The subway is on the Edgware Rd / Harrow Rd - 22nd December 2009)
Bumble-Bee Blues first recording by Joe Strummer when in Newport
Don't miss Joe Strummer Month November 07 at the Riverfront in Newport *****
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE - E=MC2 Show-UK FREEDOM 05 Jan 1988 ******
Carbon/Silicon - The Bill Price Mixes Video
1) GLEN MATLOCK & PAUL COOK
1) Tymon Dogg - Junco Partner
1) Mick's daughter sings Hitsville UK
New music video: BIG SURPRISE by Carbon Silicon
Select a song to view albums and online MP3s:
JOE STRUMMER TRIBUTE SHOW FROM DON LETTS
Nov. 22- Joe Strummer's widow, Lucinda Mellor married Mike Garland. Their reception was at the Mondrian in London.He's a charming, successful businessman and she seems very happy now.
(Joe Strummer ran the London Marathon in mid-April 1981 with his girlfriend Gaby Slater) He ran the London Marathon again in1983 in a time of 3hours 20minutes.
(Paris Marathon, April/May 1982 with his girlfriend Gaby Salter who came last in the race)
(Joe Strummer Interview for Dutch Radio)
(Released 14th March 2011)
(Joe and Mick next to shop window)
(Gaby, Kosmo & Mick)
(The Street Scum)
(Mick Jones appeared in a bar scene singing karaoke).
(Music Machine gig from July 1978)
Joe Strummer on Morning Becomes Eclectic show : 9/30/99 interview
PAUL SIMONON-RADIO INTERVIEW************
PUNK ROCK MOVIE 70's VIDEO
The Punk Years VIDEO
ROCK AGAINST RACISM*****
Ray Lowry RIP (14.10.08)
Riverboat Interview 5 *****
Riverboat Interview 6 ******
(Strummerville Studio to open July 2006)
(TERRY CHIMES 31.5.07)
models Clash shirt and "conductor" trousers, 1979
(pictured below) & Krys Kolowska, who designed/made the gear, and Paul
Gorman, author of The Look, will be the presenters.
Postcard from Joe Strummer to Alex Michon, 1982: "No more photos in Johnsons' gear..."
The Pogues with Joe Strummer singing I Fought the Law ****
TIME FOR HEROES: THE CLASH -RADIO 1 DOCUMENTARIES with Mick Jones & Topper Headen ******
About 10 clash shows to stream**********
The Clash Site
Launched 26th June 2002
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CLASH
The Clash @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 1982
LIVE CLASH (AKRON, OHIO 1982) *****
(Click on the above poster for a hidden star.......)
(Pat Gilbert with 'Night of Treason')
A book telling when, how and where London Calling was made, detailing the stories behind its songs, placing the album in contexts personal, musical and socio-political, noting its impact upon release, and considering the ripple effects since, both in The Clash members' own careers and 'in the culture'.
The Clash - Tony Parsons 1977 Interview pt. 1
The Clash Tony Parsons 1977 Interview pt 2
The main aim of this site is an attempt to gather
biographical images and thoughts about
via the brilliant and informative "Last Gang In
Town" and "A Riot of Our Own"
resource books. Quoting brief passages of text for 'advertising and study purposes', it is hoped that dedicated
Clash fans around the world will purchase both Marcus Gray and Johnny
Green's superb Clash stories by clicking on the appropriate headings.
This website is totally dedicated to both authors for their time and efforts over a period of many years in locating the landmarks & in amassing the anecdotal and factual material that pertains to them AND to the unique songwriter Joe Strummer,who died peacefully at his home in Somerset on Sunday,22nd December 2002. He was 50 years old.
The Bridgwater's Palace Theatre gig, a benefit for The Engine Room, Somerset's New Media Centre, was an amazing experience..........it followed on from the previous nights gig I had attended......... at Newport's TJ's........my daughter and I stood at the feet of Joe Strummer on Sunday, 17th November 2002....... his opening words informed some lively individuals to quieten down or he'd come down and sort them out.....during the show he dropped his USA Nylon .60mm Jim Dunlop plectrum and it was hurriedly grabbed from the stage by my daughter where it is now used daily on our Fender electric guitar....
The following pages unfold from my time at school with Mick Jones.....to Joe's year in Newport to his early years in the 101'ers and the musical influence of The Clash.......
" I am merely a spirit in a body,
Who is made a body and then will depart this body." Joe Strummer 2002
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