Palladium

Report: Clash Superfan Determined to Prove Correct Concert Date of ‘London Calling’ Cover Shot

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s one of the most iconic photographs in rock history. The image of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his guitar on stage at the Palladium in the fall of 1979, which later appeared as the album art for The Clash’s seminal effort, London Calling. However, one rabid fan now calls into question the date of said […]

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The City Should Recognize ‘International Clash Day,’ the Only Day that Matters

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm

What began as an impromptu quip on a local Seattle radio station in 2013 is now a full-fledged grassroots campaign. All in the name of The Clash, the only band that matters. Four years ago, a deejay at KEXP, an influential left-of-the-dial radio station, arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” (The only day that […]

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Today in LES History: Biggie is Arrested for Assault Outside the Palladium

Posted March 24, 2015 at 8:10 am

On this day in… 1996 – reports surfaced that rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Chris Wallace) and his friend Damian Butler were arrested for assaulting two autograph seekers after a performance by Faith Evans (Biggie’s then-wife) outside the former Palladium night club, 126 East 14th Street. The fans “had words” with the rapper before heading off […]

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Today in 1979: The Clash Release London Calling

Posted December 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Thirty-one years ago today, the only band that ever mattered released London Calling.  This seminal Clash effort ranks pretty damn high on our list of desert island records. The famous photograph gracing the sleeve shows Paul Simonon smashing his Fender P-bass onstage during a show at the Palladium in September 1979.

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