Wednesday, 12 December 2012


With the tenth anniversary of Joe Strummer's passing fast approaching, it seems an appropriate moment to give a quick plug to the charity that bears his name. Strummerville was established soon after Joe's death by his widow and daughters, all of whom remain trustees to this day. Its aim is to offer support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them and fund projects that could, in Joe's words, change the world through music.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the Clash fan in your life, while simultaneously making a donation to this worthy endeavor, Strummerville's merchandising page offers a selection of t- shirts from baby size to XXL and a cool 'Forever Joe Strummer' 2013 calendar, featuring the photography of Bob Gruen. A terrific Gruen shot of Joe, taken on the snowy streets of New York City, is this year's Strummerville Christmas card, available in packs of 6.

The next couple of weeks will be tough for his family and for us old Clash fans, but it is at least comforting to know that his legacy is in safe hands and is being managed in such a positive and worthwhile manner.


Anonymous said...

God bless Joe Strummer. Sounds like a great idea they have going there.

John Medd said...

Bloody hell, where does the time go? Like Lennon, I can remember hearing the news about Joe. We'd seen him not long before, as well, which always makes it seem somehow less real.

The Swede said...

I saw Joe & the Mescaleros during the summer of 2002 - he was on feisty form. Hard to believe I'm now two years older than he was when he died.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Also saw Jo around that time supporting the Who one of the best concerts I have seen....'the mighty Jo Strummer' can't believe it is almost 10 years.

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