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Artist: The Clash

First Release: London Calling

Length: 3:54

Vocals: Joe Strummer


Additional Information:

  • Johnny Green (Clash tour manager): "At Wessex, Guy [Stevens, producer] fished this book out of his bag, it was Patricia Bosworth's Montgomery Clift biography [1]. He was telling Joe 'If you're going to write a song about somebody, write one about Montgomery Clift!'" [2]
  • Chris Salewicz: "In Joe's personal archive is a copy of Patricia Bosworth's biography of the actor Montgomery Clift, a gift signed and dated 'July 28, 1979'." [3]


  1. Patricia Bosworth: "Montgomery Clift - A Biography" (Bantam Books,1978)
  2. Clash On Broadway booklet (p.52)
  3. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer" (p.248)

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