August 21, 2009

Today's Tune: "I Fought The Law" By The Clash

Joe Strummer performing with The Mescaleros in San Diego, CA July 7, 2002.
Photo taken by Shoghi Fret.

Although considered English, Joe Strummer (Real Name: John Graham Mellor) was born in Turkey on August 21, 1952 to a family of mixed heritage. He spent most of his growing years in England, but lived in several other widely varied countries as well. Strummer (Died December 22, 2002) is mostly known as songwriter, guitarist and singer for The Clash. He also spent time with The 101ers (before The Clash), Big Audio Dynamite, The Pouges and The Mescaleros (3 albums). Today we offer "I Fought The Law" by The Clash.

Other August 21 births: 1938 - American singer, songwriter and actor Kenny Rogers ("The Gambler", "She Believes In Me", "Through The Years"), 1952 - English bass player and singer Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and in 1989 - American actress Hayden Panettiere ('A Bug's Life', Malcolm In The Middle, Heroes).

The Clash - "I Fought The Law"

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