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Viva Joe Strummer

The sudden death in December 2002 of Joe Strummer, frontman of the legendary ’70s punk band The Clash, robbed the world of rock and roll music of one of its unique talents.

This year marks the 60th birthday anniversary of Joe Strummer. Viva Joe Strummer features performance footage along with commentary from those closest to Joe including fellow Clash members Mick Jones and Topper Headon (unfortunately no Paul Simonon!) along with close friends, fans and those who worked with The Clash on the road.

The film follows Joe’s career from his early beginnings as a member of London squat band the 101ers through the triumphant years of The Clash and latterly with his own ’90s band, The Mescaleros. While previous documentaries on The Clash offer a more comprehensive look at the band, this one serves up more heartfelt recollections of Joe and his life as one of the greatest performers and songwriters of all-time.

Viva Joe Strummer – Directed by Sonia Anderson and Mike Parkinson, 2005

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