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The Clash

Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 6 June 1981

STANDING BY the toilet door, the kid recognised him instantly. The hair piled up in a scraggy mess. The white leather jacket. The beautiful punkette slouched next to him as he pulled on his cigarette, coolly eyeing the Patti Smith audience at the Rainbow that night. It had to be! Mick Jones. Of the Clash.

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