Saturday, 27 February 2010

joe strummer and raasay

Joe Strummer's granny came from Raasay, and there's a wood planted to his memory in Skye.

From punk London to the purple heather: 'I've been a terrible Scotsman,' said Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash. He planned a trip to Raasay, the wild, Inner Hebridean island of his forebears, but died before he got there. His biographer, Chris Salewicz, and fellow band member, Paul Simonon, went in his stead . . .
- Daily Telegraph, 10 October 2006

Forest tribute to rebel’s last cause: The Isle of Skye has become the unlikely setting for a memorial to Joe Strummer. Kenny Farquharson joins the pilgrimage in honour of the Clash frontman
- Sunday Times, 21 December 2003