Audio slideshow: 'London Calling'

It took pride of place in record collections when it was released in 1979, but arguably its distinctive sleeve, and not just The Clash's music, has helped sustain London Calling's popularity for three decades.

Back then, the cover's creator - artist Ray Lowry - was inspired by Elvis Presley's debut album. Now, in tribute to Ray, 30 artists have sought inspiration from him to produce their own interpretations of London Calling.

Here, two of them - The Clash's former road manager Johnny Green, and artist John Butterworth - look back at Ray Lowry's life and legacy.

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'Ray Lowry: London Calling' can be seen at the Idea Generation Gallery in east London from 18 June to 4 July

All artists' images subject to copyright. Includes music from 'London Calling' by The Clash.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 16 June 2010.


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