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The city of Granada to name a square after Clash frontman Joe Strummer

By January 16, 2013

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Want to take a punk rock pilgrimage for spring break? How about Granada?

Residents in the Spanish city have just successfully petitioned to have a square in the city named after Clash frontman Joe Strummer. And the officials have announced that they have chosen the square, which will be re-named Plaza Joe Strummer after the final approval of the proposal.

Granada has always had a soft spot in its collective heart for Strummer, who sang about the city in the classic Clash track "Spanish Bombs." Strummer also visited in 1983. And every year since Strummer's death a decade ago, the city has held a musical tribute to him.

Personally, I'm already making plans to visit, and to have a beer in the square, to honor a great musician in a town that truly pays tribute to him.

More:

The Clash
"Spanish Bombs" (Listen/Download)
Plan a trip to Granada

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