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The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone.

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"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" is their only UK number one while "Rock the Casbah" is their only single to reach the Top 10 in the United States, peaking at #8.
Martin Scorsese is a big fan of The Clash. He gave them a cameo in The King of Comedy (1982) and used "Janie Jones" and "I'm So Bored with the USA" in Bringing Out the Dead (1999).
There debut album was not originally released in the United States. However, it sold 100,000 import copies, making it the largest selling import album of its time.
They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003. There were rumors that Bruce Springsteen would join them to perform at the ceremony, but the remaining members decided not to play. They felt playing such an event would go against what The Clash stood for, but they did accept their awards.
Their third album, London Calling (1980), is ranked number 8 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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