Articles Tagged 'Joe Strummer'

Joe Strummer, a heroic Joe (Pic: Chris Moorhouse/Getty Images)

National Joe Day: 5 Great British Joes

For as long as people keep making up these curious national days, we’ll keep honoring them the best way we can. So, in the case of National Joe Day—a very real thing that, according to eHow, derives from the old Scottish slang habit of affectionately calling someone joe or jo in the same way you might […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

News Roundup: Kate Winslet Battles ‘A Wall Of Fire’

Kate Winslet has revealed exactly what happened on the night of the fire at Richard Branson’s house, and who were the real heroes. She told Hello! magazine: “It all happened very fast. Richard’s daughter Holly became head girl immediately. She was totally unflappable and utterly practical. Her calm instructions set the tone for an efficient […]

Five Great British Songs Re-imagined By American Artists

Willie Nelson, no shrinking violet in the songwriting stakes himself, has lent his distinctively weathered vocal tones to a cover version of the Coldplay song “The Scientist,” which has been used as the soundtrack to a campaigning animation about sustainable farming. The film, made by the Irish animator Johnny Kelly, was commissioned by Chipotle, to […]