New rock library launched

Former guitarist with The Clash Mick Jones is set to take on the might of the O2 Arena with his new exhibition "The Rock & Roll Public Library".

A recent exhibition in the O2 titled 'The British Music Experience' left Jones incensed. Feeling the true story had not been told, and with a massive collection of rock paraphernalia in his possession, Mick Jones set about crafting his own museum to British music.

As a massive songwriting force in The Clash Mick Jones is one of the most influential British musicians alive today. His later work with Big Audio Dynamite was groundbreaking as well, while current group Carbon/Silicon aren't half bad either.

The new exhibition will take place in Chelsea Space, London and opens on March 18th. Jones own collection sits alongside a parallel general collection of books, magazines, videos, ephemera, toys and games which mark out his life, times, and influences.

In his west London recording studio and adjoining store, customised stage clothes, instruments, flight cases, records, amplifiers and much more all vie for attention in a kind of Aladdin's cave of popular culture.

An astonishing insight into Jones work, and popular music, this looks like an event not to be missed.

The Rock & Roll Public Library runs from March 18th to April 18th.

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