A display of memorabilia from The Clash will go on show at a pop-up shop in London in the run-up to the release of re-mastered versions of the band’s albums in September.
Surviving members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon have raided their archives to create the exhibition at the Black Market Clash pop-up.
The display of instruments, clothes, previously unseen manuscripts and memorabilia will go on show in London’s Soho, a district The Clash often eulogised in their songs.
Sony Music will release a new 33-track two-disc set called The Clash Hits Back which was inspired by the band’s gig in Brixton in 1982 and a mammoth collected recorded works box-set entitled Sound System alongside all eight studio albums re-mastered from the original master tapes under the band’s supervision.
Fans will be able to listen to tracks as they were recorded in a special state-of-the-art listening lounge as well as watch film and video footage at the pop-up market.
The pop-up shop will be located in Berwick Street which is already rich in music heritage having been the location for the cover shoot of Oasis’ second album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. Ian Brown also cycled backwards down the street in the video for his single F.E.A.R and T-Rex’s Marc Bolan worked on his mother’s stall there in the sixties.
The three surviving members of The Clash's classic line-up will be interviewed for a BBC Radio 6 Music show next month. Jones, Simonon and Headon will talk to former Catatonia front woman Cerys Matthews in front of fans for the special.
Black Market Clash will be at 75 Berwick Street for two weeks from September 7th.