Joe Strummer's London Calling

Clash frontman and global hero Joe Strummer died five years ago on 22nd December 2002.

He was only 50 years old.

In 2001 producer Simon Barnett persuaded Joe to turn DJ on the World Service for two series of half-hour programmes.

Joe was given free rein, he plundered his own record collection and obviously took great pleasure in sharing his favourite music from all over the world - from artists that influenced him in his youth through to new releases.

This week, as a tribute to Joe, 6 Music Plays It Again presents highlights from the second series of Joe's unique shows.

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6M0120111222

In 2000, Joe Strummer became a DJ for BBC World Service - this is how he sounded.

Nine years after his sad death at the age of 50, there's a chance to hear some of the programmes Clash frontman Joe Strummer recorded for the BBC World Service in 2000.

He often started these shows with a song by Jamaican toaster Big Youth - after that it was anybody's guess - from Bob Dylan to The Ramones via Nina Simone, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.

Here's another chance to see what he carried in his DJ box.

6M0120111222

In 2000, Joe Strummer became a DJ for BBC World Service - this is how he sounded.

Nine years after his sad death at the age of 50, there's a chance to hear some of the programmes Clash frontman Joe Strummer recorded for the BBC World Service in 2000.

He often started these shows with a song by Jamaican toaster Big Youth - after that it was anybody's guess - from Bob Dylan to The Ramones via Nina Simone, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.

Here's another chance to see what he carried in his DJ box.

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Clash frontman and global hero Joe Strummer died five years ago on 22nd December 2002.

He was only 50 years old.

In 2001 producer Simon Barnett persuaded Joe to turn DJ on the World Service for two series of half-hour programmes.

Joe was given free rein, he plundered his own record collection and obviously took great pleasure in sharing his favourite music from all over the world - from artists that influenced him in his youth through to new releases.

This week, as a tribute to Joe, 6 Music Plays It Again presents highlights from the second series of Joe's unique shows.

Joe Strummer died on 22nd December 2002.

In 2001, he plundered his record collection for favourite songs old and new, from Bob Dylan to The Ramones via Nina Simone, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed, and tried his hand as a radio DJ on the BBC World Service.

Here's another chance to see how he got on.

6M01*2007121720080819
20090813 (6M)

Clash frontman and global hero Joe Strummer died five years ago on 22nd December 2002.

He was only 50 years old.

In 2001 producer Simon Barnett persuaded Joe to turn DJ on the World Service for two series of half-hour programmes.

Joe was given free rein, he plundered his own record collection and obviously took great pleasure in sharing his favourite music from all over the world - from artists that influenced him in his youth through to new releases.

This week, as a tribute to Joe, 6 Music Plays It Again presents highlights from the second series of Joe's unique shows.

Joe Strummer died on 22nd December 2002.

In 2001, he plundered his record collection for favourite songs old and new, from Bob Dylan to The Ramones via Nina Simone, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed, and tried his hand as a radio DJ on the BBC World Service.

Here's another chance to see how he got on.

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In 2000, Joe Strummer became a DJ for BBC World Service - this is how he sounded.

Nine years after his sad death at the age of 50, there's a chance to hear some of the programmes Clash frontman Joe Strummer recorded for the BBC World Service in 2000.

He often started these shows with a song by Jamaican toaster Big Youth - after that it was anybody's guess - from Bob Dylan to The Ramones via Nina Simone, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.

Here's another chance to see what he carried in his DJ box.

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