The Clash - Lineups

FIRST SEMI-STABLE LINEUP (June - September 1976):

The Clash June - September 1976

L-R:
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Terry Chimes aka Tory Crimes - drums
Keith Levine - guitar
Paul Simonon - bass

Jon Moss and Pablo LaBritain tried out before this lineup coalesced. You can hear the five-piece band on the bootleg 5 Go Mad In The Roundhouse.

LINEUP #2 (September 1976 - April 1977):

The Clash September 1976 - April 1977

L-R:
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Paul Simonon - bass
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar

Recorded The Clash. Terry Chimes by this time was not considered a full time member of the band. Rob Harper drummed on the Anarchy In The UK tour in December.

LINEUP #3 (May 1977 - June 1982)

The Clash May 1977 - June 1982

L-R:
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Paul Simonon - bass
Topper Headon - drums
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar

Recorded Complete Control (1977) and everything up to and including Combat Rock (1982). For a period, Micky Gallagher of the Blockheads became an unofficial fifth member.

LINEUP #4 (June 1982 - early 1983):

The Clash June 1982 - early 1983

L-R:
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Paul Simonon - bass
Terry Chimes - drums
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar

You can hear this version of the band on Live At Shea Stadium

LINEUP #5 (Early 1983 - September 1983):

The Clash Early 1983 - September 1983

L-R:
Paul Simonon - bass
Mick Jones - vocals, guitar
Pete Howard - drums
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar

 

LINEUP #6 (September 1983 - early 1986):

The Clash September 1983 - early 1986

L-R:
Pete Howard - drums
Nick Sheppard - guitar
Joe Strummer - vocals, guitar
Paul Simonon - bass
Vince White - guitar

Recorded Cut The Crap (1985) - well, Howard didn't (he was replaced by a drum machine) and Simonon only played on two songs. This lineup can be heard (better) on the Patriots Of The Wasteland bootleg.

 

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