This year is a significant year for family, friends and fans of Joe Strummer as it marks the 10th anniversary since his passing on Dec 22nd 2002.
We at Strummerville have been working hard to keep Joe’s message and music alive and we have been humbled by the level of support we have been shown over the years from all walks of life, social status and countries. You are all truly remarkable and we hope to continue with our work, and to continue bringing music and opportunities to people who might not normally have access to them.
It is our mission to keep the spirit of Joe alive and well, and we hope we have managed to achieve this. We also hope that we will continue to do so for many years to come, but as Joe said “Without People You’re Are Nothing” this means we need your support now, just as much as we did when our foundation was first born.
We would like to raise a glass to all the gig organisers, bands and people who will be dancing, singing and partying in honour of Joe this weekend. There will be fundraising benefits gigs being organised on our behalf to help raise funds for our foundation and to honour the memory of Joe, which we are truly thankful for. These gigs are being hosted in Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, United States, United Kingdom and recently in Australia. If that isn’t proof enough that the spirit of Joe is still alive and well around the world then we don’t know what is.
It is with great pride that we, Strummerville The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation, would like to say a massive thank you to EVERYONE for the past 10 years. Here’s to the next.
Wherever you are in the world keep safe, keep warm and keep music alive.
Peace to all.