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Contract for US debut of the Clash up for auction

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) -- The legal contract for the American debut of the English punk rock band the Clash is being offered by a New Hampshire auction house, among other band items.

The Clash documents dated Jan. 23, 1979, were drafted for a performance at New York's Palladium the following month. They include a diagram of the stage and a proposed advertising layout.

Find: Videos of the Clash performing live

The band, known for "London Calling," "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Rock the Casbah," would play the Palladium several more times that year.

A rare Fender guitar used by singer Joe Strummer and other items were offered online Thursday by RR Auction in Amherst. Much of the collection belonged to Gerry Harrington, Strummer's former manager, who died Feb. 9.

The auction ends Feb. 21.

Also: Joey Ramone's record collection going up for auction

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5Comments
Feb 15, 2013 10:20PM
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Thanks for the quote J McCANN!   

“The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with substandard anything.” Joe Strummer

Joe was:The graveled voice preacher for the 80's and beyond. The band was so insightful and so much fun. May the legacy never fade away!. Just look at there influence on the "newbies" these last three decades?. The ONE and ONLY CLASH.
Feb 15, 2013 9:50PM
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porktaco1972, i couldnt agree with you more.  Saw them in the earlu 80's in Long Beach, Ca.   always been a fan.  I like the arly stuff better than the mainstream.

 

Feb 15, 2013 7:43PM
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“The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with substandard anything.” Joe Strummer
Feb 15, 2013 6:28PM
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The only band that matters....still
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