March 21, 2018

Clash Guitarist Hopes to Found Rock Library

An exhibition entitled The Rock and Roll Public Library will open March 9 in London. The Subway Gallery will showcase more than 10,000 items from Clash lead guitarist Mick Jones’s personal collection of books, videos and other memorabilia, according to the Hampstead and Highgate Express.

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Paul Simonon, photo by Penny Smith

For the time being, the exhibit only runs through the end of March, according to Sabotage Times, which also offers a slideshow of items from the multimedia collection. However, Jones says he is looking for a location to turn it into a permanent lending library.

Said Jones, “With so many libraries closing at the moment, it would be great to open a totally new sort of library, which can be used as a real educational resource to show the history of our time.”

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  1. Sloan D. says:

    Is he taking applications?

  2. well hello dream job!

  3. Eva Calcagno says:

    Keith Richards always wanted to be a librarian. This idea has great potential!

  4. Christa Burns says: