Style Icon : Joe Strummer

Very little will be said about Portugal’s defeat at the hands of the Spanish last night in Cape Town, other than to reference the inspiration for this month’s Style Icon, Spanish Bombs by The Clash.

Style Icon : Joe Strummer.

photo : Morrison Hotel

Strummer was the frontman of arguably one of the finest rock bands of all time, The Clash.

Described as “one of the most overtly political, explosive and exciting bands in rock and roll history” at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Strummer would be immortalised as the archetypal face of Punk Rock.

Roll up those sleeves and clip on those braces.

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I think, more than just his completely individual dress sense, his on-stage attitude, out-spoken political convictions, and enduring anthems, make him one of the most influential musicians of our time.

Joe died in 2002 of a congenital heart disease. Little known fact: he married a South African women, Paula Moolman for GBP100, so that she could obtain a British passport. The marriage was annulled. He bought a guitar with the cash. Enough said. Enjoy the archive video. The Clash playing live in the 80’s.

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