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London commemorates Joe Strummer with new mural in W11

New York has a mural of Joe, Granada has an entire Plaza in his honour and although London might have a subway unofficially named after him, it was great that the city finally has something like this too – thanks to the initiative of Gary Loveridge and Emma Harrison!

My report about the unveiling – which Joe’s ghost also attended – can be found in a special guest post at The Clash blog. Check it out! 🙂

Gary Loveridge, Mick Jones, Emma Harrison unveil the new mural of Joe just off Portobello Road

Clash fan Gary Loveridge, guitarist/producer Mick Jones and artist Emma Harrison unveil the mural just off Portobello Road


About Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Herpreet Kaur Grewal is a newspaper-trained journalist, editor and commentator. She formerly wrote and edited a section for the social policy and politics magazine Regeneration & Renewal. She has worked for The Times of London and her articles have featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Express. She specialises in social deprivation issues, gender, human rights , arts and culture.


2 thoughts on “London commemorates Joe Strummer with new mural in W11

  1. Love the background and the colors but, YAAAAHHHHH!!!!!, what is going on with Joe’s face? Forgive me, but he looks like he’s had a grand mal seizure and suffering from some kind of facial paralysis. And, NO, of course I couldn’t do anything remotely as good as this mural but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the difference between a valiant artistic effort by someone as extremely talented with a brush, as Joe was with a guitar, microphone and notebook. It is better than the one in NYC but, that sure ain’t saying much … that mural features a vision of what Joe would look like if he suffered from an extreme case of hydrocephalis.

    Posted by Chris Traynor | June 19, 2013, 05:54

    Posted by Singh Jaspal | July 1, 2014, 08:25

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