Plaza de Joe Strummer

Plaza de Joe Strummer

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Abby Zimet

Responding to a Facebook petition, officials will rename a square in the Spanish city of Granada for punk legend and Clash frontman Joe Strummer, whose connections to the city ranged from an interest in the Spanish Civil War and leftist playwright Federico García Lorca to working with the local band 091. One of the groups backing the name change was the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, who said Strummer embodied the "atmosphere of youth, rebellion, night and rock." Here's the Clash doing Spanish Bombs.

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