The Clash on a children’s TV show? It happened.

One day in January 1980, kids in the UK tuned into a TV show called Tiswas expecting to see the usual. Instead, they got a faceful of The Clash.

The band had released London Calling a few weeks earlier and were in the midst of doing promotion. But who the hell thought that this would be a good idea?

Read more at FarOut Magazine.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Clash on a children’s TV show? It happened.

  • March 30, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Wow! It could have been a SNL skit. Thanks!


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