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Don Letts Joe Strummer Show on BBC 6 Music Radio


On Sunday 20th Dec Don Letts presented a Joe Strummer related show filled with an hour of tunes from Joe Strummer plus songs from The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and Dubmatix ft. Don Letts and Dan Donovan with their version of London Calling…

“Ever since I saw ‘Play Misty For Me’, I dreamed of being a radio DJ. But how to get around the damn playlists and corporate interference? Then I got a call. In 2007, BBC 6 Music asked if I’d like to join the team and I jumped at the chance. Contrary to popular opinion, I’m not at home cranking dub reggae 24/7. That’s just in my DNA. With ‘Culture Clash Radio’ I hope to make some new friends and broaden people’s perception of me, by playing tunes I can certify.

For the moment it’s just 60 minutes of all killer, no filler sounds, that cross time, space and genres. For the most part I’m gonna let the music do the talking. So, in the mean time and in between time I’ll gladly take your e-mailed thoughts and suggestions. Enjoy the ride…” Don Letts


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5 Responses

  1. Hi there
    Great tribute to Joe-20.12.09-,enjoyed the session. Be great to donate the recording on CD to Strummerville for everyone to enjoy!….
    Joe was already a great guy when I met him in 75,a guy on a mission mind you!That was already evident in those days. I am glad he joined the Clash. He has left us a great legacy of work,some fantastic Clash songs. (all this despite the fact we had lost our great local musician/entertainer at the time.-destined for bigger things!-
    Well, keep up the good work but keep him real, the guy wasn’t a saint! but dedicated his life to music(and people)as he had planned to do while trying to keep his own values.
    I am glad he found himself towards the end though, more at peace with himself at last.
    Thanks to you for many hours of good music and all the best for 2010

  2. HI man

    very good trip on BBC listening the Pretenders 2000 miles , hitsville UK and Lee Perry at the end merry christmas good tidings you bring… I met you once in Rennes in a disc shop during transmusicales but i didn’t talk to you so surprised to see a clash video clip maker an member of big audio I was so shy but a fan clash and reggae music too I listened in London last seventies where I lived for six months what a time this time out ! Bye
    Claude the brittan

  3. Hi Don,

    Just come across your programme today on BBCi, via this site. Well impressed.I still have King Tubby Meets the Rockers on 45 in the attic, it was great to hear it again, if only in the background.

    Bought a Big Youth compilation recently and never tire of it. Have bookmarked on BBCi and will be sticking this in my diary.

    By the way, we were at Archbishop Tenisons together, I went there with Roy (Froggie) Freeland, from Oliver Goldsmith school in Peckham. Swapped a few emails with Kevin Morley and a few others a while back.

    Whenever I get near London I tune into Vibes FM, do you know of any similar stations in the Midlands?

    All the best,

    Teddy Milton.

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