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Newport Factoids #4 Joe Strummer

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Joe Strummer of The Clash

Joe Strummer of the iconic punk rock band, The Clash lived in Newport for a few years. At the time he liked to be known as John Woody Mellor after his hero, Woody Guthrie, the American Folk musician. While in Newport he had a job as a gravedigger at St Woolos Cemetery.

Written by: Kym Frederick

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