1977 The Clash Type I Original Photo Visit Belfast Before Historic Tour Was Canceled PSA/DNA

The Clash were an English rock band that formed in London in 1976 and were key players in the original wave of British punk rock. Billed as "The Only Band That Matters", they used elements of reggae, dub, funk, ska, and rockabilly, and they contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that followed punk. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon.

The Clash achieved critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their debut album The Clash (1977) and their second album Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978). Their experimental third album London Calling, which was released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States, where it was released the following month. A decade later, Rolling Stone named London Calling the best album of the 1980s. Following continued musical experimentation on their fourth album Sandinista! (1980), the band were more successful with the release of Combat Rock (1982), which includes the US top-10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× platinum certification there.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

The Clash's 1977 Belfast concert is a notable event in the history of punk rock. It took place on October 20, 1977, at the Ulster Hall, a key venue in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This concert was part of their "Out of Control" tour.

The significance of this show lies not just in the music, but in the socio-political context of the time. Belfast was in the midst of The Troubles, a violent ethno-nationalist conflict. Despite the heightened tensions and security concerns, The Clash decided to perform, which underscored their commitment to playing in places where other bands might have hesitated to go.

The concert itself was marked by the band's raw energy and confrontational style. Songs like "White Riot" and "London's Burning" resonated with the crowd, many of whom were experiencing the harsh realities of conflict. The Clash's willingness to perform in such a volatile environment solidified their reputation as a band that truly embodied the rebellious spirit of punk rock.

This Belfast show, along with others on the tour, helped to establish The Clash's legacy as one of the most politically aware and daring bands of their era.

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1977 The Clash Type I Original Photo Visit Belfast Before Historic Tour Was Canceled PSA/DNA