The Clash were an English punk rock band. The band was formed in 1976 in London, England as part of original scene in the history of British punk. The band consist of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Along with punk, their music incorporated with different genres like: reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance and rockabilly. After Headon left the band in 1982 and followed by Jones after a year, it was disbanded in 1986.
The Clash release their debut album, The Clash, in 1977 in United Kingdom. Which the band signed to CBS Records for £100,000. In 1979, they release their third album "London Calling" in United Kingdom, they became popular in the United States when it is released there. It is produced by Guy Stevens. London Calling became number 9 on British hit chart and number 27 on the US top chart. The Rolling Stone Magazine declared it as the best album of 1980's. The band included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 2003. The Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the band in the number 30 in their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.