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The Clash

London Calling

London Calling
Single
UK Release Date: 7 December 1979

This song was written while Strummer was living beside the River Thames on the World's End estate in Chelsea, fuelling the lyrics' apocalyptic vision and the line 'London's drowning but I live by the River'.

The B-side, a cover of reggae singer Willie Williams's Armagideon Times was recorded quickly on Bonfire Night in 1979.

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