Now contactmusic.com says that he’s looking do establish a permanent Clash museum.
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According to The Daily Mirror of London, the collection includes an array of rock posters, photographs and clothing worn by the band on stage and elsewhwere. There are also other rock items and souvenirs.
The Clash became one of punk’s premier bands after the release of their self-titled debut album in 1977. They cemented themselves as a rock powerhouse with the release of London Calling in 1979, which is still regarded by many critics as the greatest rock album ever produced. Rolling Stone magazine declared it the best album of the 1980s (Yes, even though it was released in December, 1979.)
The band was headed by Jones and guitarist/singer Joe Strummer, who, along with bassist Paul Simonon, cranked out hit after hit with a varying cast of drummers, most notably Nicky Headon. However, Stummer’s death in late 2002 erased any possibility of a reunion.
Jones is now hoping a museum can add to the band’s legacy, even if it’s done posthumously.