Former Clash guitarist Mick Jones is to donate his own collection of music memorabilia to a new exhibition in London which he hopes will eventually lead to the creation of a permanent ‘Rock & Roll library’ in the city.
“I have got a lot of stuff so I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone,” Jones told Ham & High. “We are looking for a permanent place to have a lending library, which would be our ultimate goal.”
“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.”
The Rock and Roll Public Library exhibition will see over 10,000 items from Jones’ personal collection being made available to the public. It will run from March 9th-31st at the Subway Gallery, which is located on the site where The Clash’s legendary frontman Joe Strummer was a busker back in the Seventies.Just Published: