10 The Clash photos by Michael Putland

The photos:

Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

The Clash posing in New York City at the beginning of their US success.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

The band goofs around by the piers, with beers.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

Jones, Simonon, Stummer and Headon enjoying the shoot.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

The session was made in conjunction with the US release of their album 'The Clash'.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

Nice boots. Paid for by the photographer?
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

Ahead of their time from day one, The Clash broke the moldy mold of punk rock.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, Palladium, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, The Palladium, 1979

Mick Jones and Joe Strummer's unique sound blasted the Palladium.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, Palladium, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, The Palladium, 1979

The single "London Calling" reached 9 on the British chart and 27 on the US chart in 1979.
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, Palladium, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, The Palladium, 1979

Before Headon, the Clash went through several drummers, notably Terry Chimes, who played on "The Clash".
Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, The Clash, New York 1979 by Michael Putland

The Clash, New York, 1979

The band played at Pier 84 in NY a few years after this prescient shoot.

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