Influential British punk-rock band with elements of reggae, ska and dub. The band was formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1986.
Key members include Joe Strummer (21 August 1952 - 22 December 2002), Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Paul Simonon. Pete Howard, Nick Sheppard and Vince White appeared in place of Jones and Headon on "Cut The Crap".
Their releases included The Clash (1977), Give 'Em Enough Rope(1978), London Calling(1979), Sandinista!(1980), Combat Rock (1982) and Cut the Crap (1985). They issued their first single "White Riot" in 1977.