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The Man Who Burned Down London

Firebrand. Songwriter. Punk.

Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the Clash, was as wild as he was talented. With his battered, sticker-plastered Telecaster and his jittery “electric leg,” Strummer dragged Britain into the punk era kicking and screaming—and that’s exactly how he’d wanted it. August 21, 1952, we take a look back at Strummer’s life in music.

Watch: Joe Strummer: The Man Who Burned Down London