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MEMBERS: Mick Jones ~ Joe Strummer ~ Paul Simonon ~ Topper Headon ~ Terry Chimes
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Rock The Casbah" (1983)
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BIGGEST LP: Combat Rock (1982)
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 30
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

The Clashbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Clash were formed in 1976 during the growing punk wave which they embraced and defined into the 1980's. The Clash consisted of Mick Jones, Joe Strummer (who left The 101'ers for the band), Paul Simonon, Terry Chimes, and Keith Levene (who left the band soon after it formed). Their first major gig came with the 'Anarchy In The UK' tour with The Sex Pistols.

1977...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash is released in the UK (and in the US 2 years later).

The Clash LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chimes left the band and was replaced with Topper Headon.

1978...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Give 'Em Enough Rope was released.

1979...

December
The Clash - London Callingbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Clash released the double-LP London Calling.

1980...# 120 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash released the triple-LP Sandinista!

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash hit the Top 40 with "
Train In Vain (Stand By Me)."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.

1982...# 99 Singles Artist of the Year

The Clash - "London Calling" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash released Combat Rock and find success with singles crossing over to the pop charts.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash hit the Top 40 with "Should I Stay Or Should I Go."

November
The Clash - Combat Rock button.gif (123 bytes) Combat Rock was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash hit the Top 40 with "
Rock The Casbah."

button.gif (123 bytes) Headon left the Clash.

1983...# 73 Singles Artist of the Year

January
The Clash - "Rock The Casbah" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) Combat Rock was certified platinum.
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Top 10 with "Rock The Casbah."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Strummer fired Mick Jones from the band. New additions to the band include guitarists Vince White and Nick Sheppard, and drummer Pete Howard.

1985...

The Clash - Cut The Crapbutton.gif (123 bytes) The new lineup of the Clash released Cut The Crap which doesn't do well with critics or sales.

1986...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash disbanded and Jones soon formed Big Audio Dynamite.

1988...

March
The Clash - The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 button.gif (123 bytes) The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 was released.

1991...

button.gif (123 bytes) The box set The Clash On Broadway was released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash was certified gold.

December
The Clash - The Clash On Broadway (box set)button.gif (123 bytes) London Calling was certified gold.

1995...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Combat Rock was certified 2x platinum.

1996...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) London Calling was certified platinum.

1998...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 31 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 69 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

1999...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Sandinista! was certified gold and The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 was certified platinum.

October
The Clash - Live From Here To Eternity button.gif (123 bytes) Live From Here To Eternity was released.

2000...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Rock Songs includes "London Calling" at # 64.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock includes The Clash at # 19.

2001...

January
The Clash - The Essential Clash button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes London Calling at # 25.

2002...

December
button.gif (123 bytes) On December 22nd, Strummer died of a heart attack.

2003...

February
The Clash - Westway To The World DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Clash won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (Westway To The World).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Essential Clash was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Clash were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "London Calling" at # 38.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time includes London Calling at # 8, The Clash at # 77, and Sandinista at # 404.

2004..

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included the Clash at # 30.

December
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2006...

October
The Clash - The Singlesbutton.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "London Calling" at # 42.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Singles was released.

2008...

October
The Clash - Live At Shea Stadiumbutton.gif (123 bytes) Live At Shea Stadium was released.








LPs
The Clash LP The Clash
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeUK - Released: April, 1977
Tracks: "Janie Jones" - "Remote Control" - "I'm So Bored With The USA" - "White Riot" - "Hate & War" - "What's My Name" - "Deny" - "London's Burning" - "Career Opportunities" - "Cheat" - "Protex Blue" - "Police & Thieves" - "48 Hours" - "Garageland"
The Clash
US - Released: 1979
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 126
Tracks: "Clash City Rockers" - "I'm So Bored With The USA" - "Remote Control" - "Complete Control" - "White Riot" - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" - "London's Burning" - "I Fought The Law" - "Janie Jones" - "Career Opportunities" - "What's My Name" - "Hate & War" - "Police & Thieves" - "Jail Guitar Doors" - "Garageland"
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope Give 'Em Enough Rope
Released: November, 1978
Billboard peak: # 128
Tracks: "Safe European Home" - "English Civil War" - "Tommy Gun" - "Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad" - "Last Gang In Town" - "Guns On The Roof" - "Drug-Stabbing Time" - "Stay Free" - "Cheapskates" - "All The Young Punks (New Boots And Contracts)"
The Clash - 'London Calling'
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London Calling
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: December, 1979
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 27
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "London Calling" - "Brand New Cadillac" - "Jimmy Jazz" - "Hateful" - "Rudie Can't Fail" - "Spanish Bombs" - "Right Profile" - "Lost In The Supermarket" - "Clampdown" - "Guns Of Brixton" - "Wrong 'Em Boyo" - "Death Or Glory" - "Koka Kola" - "Card Cheat" - "Lover's Rock" - "Four Horsemen" - "I'm Not Down" - "Revolution Rock" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)"
The Clash - Super Black Market Clash Black Market Clash
Released: 1980
Billboard peak: # 74
Tracks: "1977" - "Listen" - "Jail Guitar Doors" - "City Of The Dead" - "Prisoner" - "Pressure Drop" - "1-2 Crush On You" - "Groovy Times" - "Gates Of The West" - "Capital Radio Town" - "Time Is Tight" - "Justice Tonight / Kick It Over" - "Robber Dub" - "Cool Out" - "Stop The World" - "Magnificent Dance" - "This Is Radio Clash" - "First Night Back In London" - "Long Time Jerk" - 'Cool Confusion" - "Mustapha Dance"
The Clash - Sandinista! Sandinista!
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: 1980
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 24
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Magnificent Seven" - "Hitsville U.K." - "Junco Partner" - "Ivan Meets G.I. Joe" - "Leader" - "Something About England" - "Revel Waltz" - "Look Here" - "Crooked Beat" - "Somebody Got Murdered" - "One More Time" - "One More Dub" - "Lighting Strikes" - "Up In Heaven" - "Corner Soul" - "Let's Go Crazy" - "If Music Could Talk" - "Sound Of Sinners" - "Police On My Back" - "Midnight Log" - "Equalizer" - Call Up" - "Washington Bullets" - "Broadway" - "Lose This Skin" - "Charlie Don't Surf" - "Mensforth Hill" - "Junkie Slip" - "Kingston Advice" - "Street Parade" - "Version City" - "Living In Fame" - "Silicone On Sapphire" - "Version Pardner" - "Career Opportunities" - "Shepherd's Delight"
The Clash - Combat Rock Combat Rock
Released: 1982
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Know Your Rights" - "Car Jamming" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "Rock The Casbah" - "Red Angel Dragnet" - "Straight To Hell" - "Overpowered By Funk" - "Atom Tan" - "Sean Flynn" - "Ghetto Defendant" - "Inoculated City" - "Death Is A Star"
The Clash - Cut The Crap Cut The Crap
Released: 1985
Billboard peak: # 88
Tracks: "Dictator" - "Dirty Punk" - "We Are The Clash" - "Are You Red..Y" - "Cool Under Heat" - "Movers And Shakers" - "This Is England" - "Three Card Trick" - "Play To Win" - "Fingerpoppin'" - "North And South" - "Life Is Wild"
The Clash - The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1
Released: March, 1988
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 142
Tracks: "The Magnificent Seven" - "Rock The Casbah" - "This Is Radio Clash" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "Straight To Hell" - "Armagideon Time" - "Clampdown" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Guns Of Brixton" - "I Fought The Law" - "Somebody Got Murdered" - "Lost In The Supermarket" - "Bank Robber" - "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" - "London's Burning" - "Janie Jones" - "Tommy Gun" - "Complete Control" - "Capital Radio" - "White Riot" - "Career Opportunities" - "Clash City Rockers" - "Safe European Home" - "Stay Free" - "London Calling" - "Spanish Bombs" - "English Civil War" - "Police & Thieves"
The Clash - The Singles The Singles
Released: 1991
Tracks: "White Riot" - "Remote Control" - "Complete Control" - "Clash City Rockers" - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" - "Tommy Gun" - "English Civil War" - "I Fought The Law" - "London Calling" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Bankrobber" - "The Call Up" - "Hitsville UK" - "The Magnificent Seven" - "This Is Radio Clash" - "Know Your Rights" - "Rock The Casbah" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
The Clash - The Clash On Broadway (box set) The Clash On Broadway (box set)
Released: 1991
Tracks: "Janie Jones" - "Career Opportunities" - "White Riot" - "1977" - "I'm So Bored With The USA" - "Hate & War" - "What's My Name" - "Deny" - "London's Burning" - "Protex Blue" - "Police & Thieves" - "48 Hours" - "Cheat" - "Garageland" - "Capitol Radio One" - "Complete Control" - "Clash City Rockers" - City Of The Dead" - "Jail Guitar Doors" - "Prisoner" - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" - "Pressure Drop" - "1-2 Crush On You" - "English Civil War" - "I Fought The Law" - "Safe European Home" - "Tommy Gun" - "Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad" - "Stay Free" - "One Emotion" - "Groovy Times" - "Gates Of The West" - "Armagideon Time" - "London Calling" - "Brand New Cadillac" - "Rudie Can't Fail" - "Guns Of Brixton" - "Spanish Bombs" - "Lost In The Supermarket" - "Right Profile" - "Card Cheat" - "Death Or Glory" - "Clampdown" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Bankrobber" - "Police On My Back" - "Magnificent Seven" - "Leader" - "Call Up" - "Somebody Got Murdered" - "Washington Bullets" - "Broadway" - "Lighting Strikes" (live) - "Every Little Bit Hurts" - "Stop The World" - "Minding To Stevens" - "This Is Radio Clash" - "Cool Confusion" - "Red Angel Dragnet" - "Ghetto Defendant" - "Rock The Casbah" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "Straight To Hell"
The Clash - Live From Here To Eternity Live From Here To Eternity
Released: October, 1999
Billboard peak: # 193
Live Tracks: "Complete Control" - "London's Burning" - "What's My Name" - "Clash City Rockers" - "Career Opportunities" - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" - "Capital Radio" - "City Of The Dead" - "I Fought The Law" - "London Calling" - "Armagideon Time" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Guns Of Brixton" - "The Magnificent Seven" - "Know Your Rights" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "Straight To Hell"
The Clash - The Essential Clash The Essential Clash
Released: March, 2003
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "White Riot" (Single Version) - "London's Burning" - "Complete Control" - "Clash City Rockers" - "I'm So Bored With The USA" - "Career Opportunities" - "Hate & War" - "Cheat" - "Police & Thieves" - "Janie Jones" - "Garageland" - "Capital Radio One" - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" - "English Civil War" - "Tommy Gun" - "Safe European Home" - "Julies' Been Working For The Drug Squad" - "Stay Free" - "Groovy Times" - "I Fought The Law" - "London Calling" - "The Guns Of Brixton" - "Clampdown" - "Rudie Can't Fail" - "Lost In The Supermarket" - "Jimmy Jazz" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Bankrobber" - "The Magnificent Seven" - "Ivan Meets G.I. Joe" - "Police On My Back" - "Stop The World" - "Somebody Got Murdered" - "The Street Parade" - "This Is Radio Clash" - "Ghetto Defendant" - "Rock The Casbah" - "Straight To Hell" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "This Is England"
The Clash - The Singles The Singles
Released: November, 2006
The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium Live At Shea Stadium
Released: October, 2008
Billboard peak: # 93
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "London Calling" - "Police On My Back" - "The Guns Of Brixton" - "Tommy Gun" - "Magnificent 7" - "Armagideon Time" - "Magnificent 7" (Return) - "Rock The Casbah" - "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" - "Career Opportunities" - "Spanish Bombs" - "Clampdown" - "English Civil War" - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - "I Fought The Law"
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