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Joe Strummer Memorial Mural Recreated in East Village NYC

Joe Strummer Mural East Village NYC
Photo By Gail

It must have been a while since I walked west on 7th Street towards Avenue A, because today I noticed for the first time that the Joe Strummer Memorial Mural has been restored to the East 7th Street facade of the exterior of Niagara Bar, located at corner of Avenue A and 7th Street. The original mural, created by street artists Dr. REVOLT and Zephyr after Strummer’s death in 2002, was removed in 2013 to facilitate structural repairs to the building. The piece has now been recreated (a little Googling reveals it reappeared in September 2013) by Dr. REVOLT in a similar but still recognizably different style.

You can see what the original mural looked like at This Link.

Update, September 9, 2018:

I walked by the mural this afternoon and you can see that it as been touched-up to create a more realistic likeness to to Strummer. Nice!

Joe Strummer Mural 2018

Classic Punk Rock Single of The Day: The Clash, “Straight to Hell”

Straight to Hell

On this Date in 1982: The Clash released their nineteenth single, “Straight To Hell” as a double-A side which included “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” In the U.S., “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” was the feature track and reached the #45 spot on the singles chart. When “Straight to Hell” was re-released in 1991 with a different B side, it reached the #1 spot in the U.K. “Straight to Hell” is my favorite song by The Clash. Clash vocalist Joe Strummer also starred in the 1987 Alex Cox film Straight To Hell, which took its name from the song.

Thanks to The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music for the tip!

Happy Birthday, Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer Reading

Strummer in London, 1978

Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor), singer and guitarist for The Clash was born on this day, August 21st in 1952. Strummer died of heart failure on December 22, 2002.