Friday, 4 March 2016

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day: The Clash

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station

On This Day In Rock'n'Roll London History 1977… The Clash's debut album is released on CBS

Adam writes…When selecting a London location for their debut album sleeve, it was never going to be the case that The Clash would pick Big Ben.

The sleeve shot for their eponymous debut album, released 35 years ago this weekend (8th April 1977) was captured at Camden Market, opposite Rehearsals Rehearsals with photography by Kate Simon. The back of the sleeve features a shot from the 1976 Notting Hill carnival riots.

Only three members of the band appear on the sleeve – left to right, Paul Simonon, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. Drummer Terry Chimes is credited on the sleeve, billed as Tory Crimes.

(Footnote: the sleeve shot for the band's 1979 album London Calling was actually shot onstage not in London but in New York City.)

Here's the trailer for the Rock'n'Roll London Walk…

The Rock'n'Roll London walk is ONLY London Walk with its own dedicated comic book! Written by Rock'n'Roll London guide (and Daily Constitutional editor Adam) you can buy a print copy on the tour or download (digital and/or print – free download sampler available!) at the London Bookstore online:

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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