Paul Sillett

Sight and Sounds

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Joe Strummer's recent untimely death robs us of a true rebel, as John Rees explained (January SR).

It's hard to believe that I and 500 others saw his last ever show in Liverpool last November. Joe and The Clash politicised thousands, from their Rock Against Racism gigs onwards. Joe helped to instil anti-war, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist values that have stayed with my generation. He also made some of the most powerful, exciting music there's been.

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