Keith Levene, Founder Of Public Image Ltd And Clash, Has Died

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Nov. 12, 2022

Public Image Ltd and The Clash guitarist Keith Levene has died aged 65 on Friday, Nov. 11. The news was broken by author and writer Adam Hammond.

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“It is with great sadness I report that my close friend and legendary  Keith Levene passed away on Friday 11th November,” Hammond wrote.

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Before forming the pioneering group in 1978, Levene started out as a roadie for Yes as a 15-year-old.

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A few years later, he was instrumental in convincing Joe Strummer to form The Clash with him and leave the 101'ers.

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After The Sex Pistols split he started Public Image Ltd with Jah Wobble, John Lydon, and Jim Walker.

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PIL bassist Jah Oble has been among those to pay tribute since Levene's death was announced.

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There is no doubt that Keith was one of the most innovative, daring, and influential guitarists of all time.

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