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Happy Joe Strummer Day

Joe Strummer (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Singer Joe Strummer of the Clash sings at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, Calif., in this file photo of May 28, 1983. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

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For "Question of the Day," I'd like to know your favorite songs from the Clash or Joe Strummer — in honor of what would have been Strummer's 66th birthday today (he was born in Turkey in 1952).

Strummer is most famously known as a member of the Clash and maybe less known for his solo work and film scores. However you might know him, he is a pivotal songwriter and musician.

We'll celebrate his birthday by playing his music with a set after  9 a.m. — and talk about a new box set of his music coming out in September called Joe Strummer 001.

Songs played:

Joe Strummer and the Mescalaros - "Coma Girl"
Joe Strummer and the Mescalaros -  "Johnny Appleseed"
Joe Strummer with Johnny Cash -  "Redemption Song"
The Clash - "The Magnificent Seven"