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LONDON CALLING

Last month I posted my collection of favourite songs about New York. Now it’s London’s turn. Like the previous list, this one is personal, eclectic, even eccentric. Some great tracks (from Madness, Bowie, T Rex, the Jam, Blur, Ian Dury, etc) are missing – I had room only for 20. Despite the title of the post (and the image) London Calling is not on the list. I don’t much like it. (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais is, on the other hand, possibly my favourite Clash track. Police and Thieves, I know, is not a song about London. But it is so associated with the Notting Hill Carnival that I’ve adopted it as an honorary London song. Had it actually been about London, it would have got in at No 1 on the list.

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