Watch the Clash, Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey Perform ‘White Riot’ in Clip From Rock Against Racism Doc

Watch the Clash, Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey Perform ‘White Riot’ in Clip From Rock Against Racism Doc
The Clash and Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey rip through “White Riot” in a clip from the upcoming documentary about the 1978 Rock Against Racism concert, also dubbed White Riot.

As noted in the clip, Pursey’s collaboration with the Clash was a savvy attempt to spread the movement’s anti-racism message to a broader audience. But it was also a potentially combustible one, as Sham 69 — despite not sharing these politics — had attracted some fans who were far-right skinheads or members of the fascist National Front party.

“We thought it would be
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