Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer

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The definitive biography of Joe Strummer, released with a new epilogue to mark the 60th anniversary of his birth.

Chris Salewicz was an intimate friend of Strummer’s for over 25 years. Drawing on more than 300 interviews with family, friends and associates, this is a comprehensive, compelling insight into the man behind The Clash.

The Clash was the most influential band of its generation, producing punk anthems including ‘London Calling’, ‘White Riot’ and ‘Tommy Gun’. For countless fans across the world, they are the ultimate iconic mainstays of their generation.

With his talent, extreme good looks and laid-back attitude Joe Strummer was the driving force behind the band: he was the archetypal punk frontman. His untimely death in December 2002 shook the world to its core.

Written with full approval and co-operation of relatives, companions and fellow musicians, this is the ultimate account of one of British rock & roll’s most fascinating idols: his life, his work and his immeasurable impact on the world.

Redemption Song is the best and last word on the subject.

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‘Salewicz knew and loved his subject well, and that shows on every page… One of the most rivetingly detailed, revealing music biographies ever written.’ The Sunday Times

'A great read. Brutally frank and full of insights.' Mojo

‘A riveting read that will keep you gripped to the end.’ Daily Mirror

'The Clash front man gets the epic biography he deserves from rock journalist, Chris Salewicz.' Independent

‘Conjures up the excitement of the punk era.’ Sunday Telegraph Seven Magazine

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The death of Joe Strummer, three days before Christmas 2002,
shook the world. His synthesis of gritty toughness and poetic sensitivity
had touched people's hearts, reflecting his rabble-rousing role as front
man with The Clash, the most sensational rock'n'roll group ever.

On an iconic level, Joe had remained a man of mystery, wilfully reinventing
himself to take part in 1977's radical punk movement. The reality - which
included a secret family past, enormous worldwide success, bleak years in
the wilderness and a triumphant return to stardom - contained all the
elements of Shakespearian tragedy. But through enormous personal struggle
and resolve, Joe Strummer turned his life into an uplifting, epic story.

Chris Salewicz knew Joe as a close friend since 1977. With the full
approval and cooperation of his relatives, companions and fellow musicians,
he has written the definitive account of the most fascinating of all
British rock'n'roll idols, a man who really did change the way the world
thought.

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