They were once considered subversive and dangerous. Now The Clash gets a museum exhibit.

When punk exploded in the UK in 1976, The Clash were among those challenging everything about the British status quo. They were considered subversive, dangerous, and even traitorous by some. No wonder their fans called them “the only band that mattered.”

Forty years after the release of London Calling, the world recognizes The Clash for the great act they were. So it’s fitting that staring this Friday (November 15), The Museum of London will open its doors to a free Clash exhibition that will run until next June. Here’s what to expect.

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 “They were once considered subversive and dangerous. Now The Clash gets a museum exhibit.

  • November 12, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    I think the exhibit only runs until April. Or do you have intel that it’s been extended? I hope so as I’ll be in London this summer and was sad to miss this.

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