Rare material and more than 100 personal items from the band’s archive will be available to the public.
The exhibition, entitled “The Clash: London Calling“, marks the 40th anniversary of the band‘s landmark album release, which was “London Calling“.
Some of the objects
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to see Paul Simonon’s Fender bass, which broke in 1979 for the album cover needs.
There will also be items such as Joe Strummer‘s notepad and typewriter, Mick Jones’s handwritten notes and drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon drumsticks, as well as lyrics, costumes, photos, and films.
Along with the exhibition, Sony will release a 120-page book, which will be accompanied by a CD with the songs of “London Calling“.
The book will also include handwritten lyrics, notes, photos and unreleased material from the album’s recordings.
Beatrice Behlen, the curator at the Museum of London, said:
” London Callin ” is Clash’s definitive album, a gathering call for Londoners and people around the world.
The album’s lyrics reflected the anxieties of the time, many of which are still up to date as they moved away from traditional punk, adopting and processing much broader musical influences.”
You can watch the exhibition on: Smartify