Former Clash guitarist and singer Mick Jones was born on June 26th, 1955. The song “Should I Stay or Should I Go” has an interesting history. It was on the album Combat Rock in 1982 and peaked at number-45 on the Billboard Hot 100. 9 years later the song was re-released in Britain and it went to number 1 there. Guitarist Mick Jones — who sang the song on Combat Rock, his final album with the group — explained what happened.

 

“It was a pretty strange situation, because the record company wanted to release it and it was released and sort of went to number-one in this country. I don’t know, it was pretty nice to have a number-one, but the problem was that I think it was probably about eight years too late, because the group had already split up. I mean, it’d probably have helped us out a lot more if it’d been a hit while we were still together.”

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