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The Clash

The Clash
The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, promotion of DIY ethics and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[2] They became widely referred to as "The Only Band That Matters", originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group's record label, CBS. In January 2003, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[3] History[edit] Origins: 1974–76[edit] The act was still searching for a lead singer. "so I went out in the crowd which was fairly sparse. On 30 May, Rhodes and Levene met surreptitiously with Strummer after a 101'ers gig. Early gigs and the growing scene: 1976[edit] With Rhodes insisting that the band not perform live again until they were much tighter, the Clash rehearsed intensely over the following month. Punk outbreak and UK fame: 1977–79[edit]

Bienvenue! (Welcome from the curator) Rude Boy (film) Rude Boy is a 1980 British film directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay and filmed in 1978 and early 1979. The film, part fiction, part rockumentary, tells the story of Ray Gange, a Clash fan who leaves his job in a Soho sex shop to become a roadie for the band.[1][2][3] The film includes footage of The Clash at a Rock Against Racism concert at Victoria Park,[1] on their "On Parole" and "Sort It Out" tours,[4] and in the studio recording the album Give 'Em Enough Rope. The film was named after the rude boy subculture. The band became so disenchanted with the film, that by its release, they had Better Badges make badges stating 'I don't want Rude Boy Clash Film'.[5] The cast included (in alphabetical order):[2]

The Rolling Stones The band continued to release commercially successful records through the 1970s and selling many albums with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In the 1980s, a feud between Jagger and Richards about the band's musical direction almost caused the band to split but they managed to patch their relationship and had a big comeback with Steel Wheels (1989) which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been both increasingly less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit with big stadium tours continuing through the 1990s and 2000s. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. History[edit] Early history[edit] 1962–64: Building a following[edit] 1965–67: Height of fame[edit] 1968–72: "Golden Age"[edit] 1973–77: Mid seventies[edit]

eliteemusic Ray Gange Rude Boy[edit] Before starring in Rude Boy, Ray Gange worked in a record shop in Soho, London, England. Gange knew of The Clash and was friends with Joe Strummer. The two met in a pub in Putney at a time when Strummer lived by Regent's Park. While working at the record shop, Gange met David Mingay and learned that he was planning to make a film on the band. Gange was signed on to play a roadie. Other work[edit] During the early 1980s, Gange formed the short-lived record label Gange's Records in order to release records for punk-blues band the Folk Devils, a band which he was then managing. In 1997 he obtained a Fine Arts degree from Chelsea School of Art and has since been working in the fields of sculpture and painting with many works in the hands of private collectors. In 2009 he toured with the Alarm, Los Mondo Bongo and the Mahones as DJ. As of 2010, he is touring with Dropkick Murphys, Sick Of It All and the Mahones as DJ. Personal life[edit] He has a son.[2] References[edit]

Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music. Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985, declaring it a "spent force". Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. 1963–67: early years Formation In September 1963, Waters and Mason moved into a flat at 39 Stanhope Gardens, near Crouch End London, owned by Mike Leonard, a part-time tutor at the nearby Hornsey College of Art and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Noble and Metcalfe left the Tea Set in late 1963, and Klose introduced the band to singer Chris Dennis, a technician with the Royal Air Force (RAF). Signing with EMI Animals The Wall

Audiversity Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), best remembered by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the punk rock band The Clash, a band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, and rockabilly. The Clash were one of the most prominent of the emerging bands in the UK punk rock scene, their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978) reaching number 2 on the UK charts. Soon after, they began achieving success in the US, starting with London Calling (1979), and peaking with 1982's Combat Rock, reaching number 7 on the US charts and being certified 2x platinum there. The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[1] Biography and career[edit] I bought a ukulele.

Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals). Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide,[2] with the band's work being placed highly in both listener polls and critics' lists; they have the distinction of doing so in both the 1990s and 2000s.[3][4] In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time", while Jonny Greenwood (48th[5]) and Ed O'Brien were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Thom Yorke (66th[6]) in their list of greatest singers.[7] In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.[8] History Formation and first years (1985–91) Abingdon School, where the band formed