DOMENICA 22 DICEMBRE E' SCOMPARSO UNO DEI CARDINI DEL ROCK AND ROLL.
JOE STRUMMER HA COSTRUITO, INSIEME AI CLASH E DA SOLO, LA STORIA DELLA MUSICA DEGLI ULTIMI 30 ANNI.
OLTRE AD UN GRANDE TALENTO MUSICALE, ALLE INTUIZIONI GENIALI, QUELLO CHE HA SEMPRE AFFASCINATO DI LUI E' LA PERSONALITA', INTELLIGENTE, POSITIVA E GENEROSA, IN LINEA CON I SUOI IDEALI E COERENTE CON LE IDEE, SENZA CHE MAI QUESTE DIVENISSIERO PERO' PREGIUDIZI ALLA SUA LIBERTA' ARTISTICA.
APERTO E DISPONIBILE CON LE GENRERAZIONI FUTURE, NON SI E' MAI FERMATO DI FRONTE ALLE SUE OPERE COMPIUTE MA HA GUARDATO OLTRE, CON GRANDE CAPACITA' DI SFIDA E DI RINNOVAMENTO.
VIENE A MANCARE CON LUI, TROPPO PRESTO, UN ALTRO DEI NOSTRI RIFERIMENTI. UNO DI QUEI PUNTI FERMI A CUI SI E' GUARDATO PRIMA CON OCCHIO ROMANTICO, ADOLESCENZIALE, DI CHI AMMIRA UNA DIVINITA', UN MITO IN CARNE ED OSSA, POI CON GLI OCCHI PIU' ADULTI DI CHI STIMA PROFONDAMENTE IL GENIO E IL SUO CORAGGIO DI SPERIMENTARE.
QUESTO E' UN PICCOLO TRIBUTO CHE NOI VOGLIAMO OFFRIRE A QUESTA PERSONALITA' CHE TANTO HA INCISO SULLE NOSTRE PASSIONI E SULLA NOSTRA CRESCITA.
POGOPOP HA INSERITO DI SEGUITO TUTTI I SITI DEDICATI A JOE STRUMMER ED UNA PICCOLA BIOGRAFIA, IN INGLESE (FONTE: REUTERS).
Tribute to Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer (1952-2002)
Dec 23,10:39 AM ET
Sometimes described as rebels with a cause, the Clash fused a variety of musical styles -- reggae, funk and even rap -- with a political message that brought punk to the mainstream and also found big success in the U.S. market.Bono, lead singer from the Irish band U2, said: "The Clash was the greatest rock band. They wrote the rule book for U2."
In 1976, Strummer met a then 23-year-old guitarist Mick Jones and linked up with bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Terry Chimes. As the Clash, the quartet made an immediate and explosive impact in Britain.
Rolling Stone magazine called their 1977 eponymous debut "The definitive punk album."
Follow-ups "Give 'Em Enough Rope" (1978), and "London Calling" (1979) also became instant punk classics. After The Clash split, a tireless Strummer stayed center stage with a variety of projects, dabbling in acting and writing music for films.
More recently, Strummer toured with a new band, the Mescaleros, and played a benefit concert with Mick Jones in November, reuniting with his partner in punk for the first time in nearly 20 years.
At the time of his death, Strummer was collaborating with U2's Bono and Dave Stewart (news), formerly of the Eurythmics, on an AIDS (news - web sites) awareness track.
"The Clash are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year and there was hope that there would be a reunion and a tour...this must be especially sad for their fans," Gilbert said.
Strummer's death was a double blow for punk fans still mourning the fatal drug overdose in June of singer Dee Dee Ramone from legendary American band the Ramones.
Strummer is survived by his wife, two daughters and one stepdaughter.