Classic albums as postage stamps The Clash's iconic cover for their 1979 third album 'London Calling'. The shot depicts bassist Paul Simonon smashing his Fender on the stage of the New York Palladium earlier that year and the design of the cover echoes Elvis Presley's debut album.
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<b>The Clash - London Calling</b>: Photographer Pennie Smith didn’t want this blurry live shot to be used for the cover, but Joe Strummer and the band’s graphic designer Ray Lowry overrode the decision, adding in the distinctive pink and green lettering of Elvis Presley’s debut album. The remains of the shattered bass are now on display at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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