There are music critics who argue that The Clash's third album 'London Calling' is one of rock's all-time greatest albums.
To mark the 40th anniversary of its release, the Museum of London is staging a free exhibition, The Clash: London Calling, featuring more than 150 items from the personal archives of the band's members.
The exhibition examines how the capital influenced The Clash as they became one of the most popular British bands of the 20th century.
On show as part of the exhibition is a broken Fender Precision Bass belonging to Paul Simonon. The guitar was famously damaged when Simonon smashed it on the stage during a concert at The Palladium in New York City on September 20, 1979. He had become angry after bouncers refused to let the audience stand on their seats.
The event was captured by a photographer and became the basis for the album cover for the double album London Calling.
London Calling’ was The Clash’s defining album, a rallying call for Londoners and people around the world.
The exhibition at the Museum of London opens on Friday, November 14, and is on until April 19 next year. Admission is free.