Project Description

Julian Yewdall photographed Joe Strummer and The Clash in their early days.

Yewdall first met Joe Strummer in 1974 when the then John ‘Woody’ Mellor moved into the squat at 101 Walterton Road in London’s Maida Hill. Julian sang and played harmonica in an early line-up of Strummer’s The 101‘ers before leaving the band to pick up a camera. He photographed The 101‘ers and the early days of The Clash.

His self-published book, A Permanent Record, documents those early days.