It was probably the first time that he realised that it wasn't a Ducks' original and so could be covered without losing cred. I think that most people are aware of the Bobby Fuller Four version, or for the younger generation, the Dead Kennedies or Green Day version. Mikecc46 I just edited it as it said that the Clash's version was the most famous cover version of the song " whereas a few sentences before it is says that the version by the Bobby Fuller Four is the "most noted version" On a personal note, I never even knew the Clash made a version. So in other words, I left the "noted" reference to the Bobby Fuller Four version and took out the "most famous" comment on The Clash. The closest thing was that the new president of CNN stated that he agreed with Stewart's general message. It wasn't a hit in the UK in , and I don't remember it from that era I was 19 at the time. However, the most well-known cover version - not counting Fuller's - is the Clash's. However, Strummer would have been fully familiar with the Ducks performances and recording of the song. Duprees62 Hell, I even learned a thing to do, especially about the Dead Kennedy version. Kurasuke talk Much of their initial radio airplay in this country the United States of America, just in case you're reading this in a different country came from that cover when it was released here in the States as part of the US version of the Clash's eponymous album. Major-league pub-rockers Ducks Deluxe released the song as a single in in the UK RCA at a time when they were playing the same London pub venues as the ers, but rather more successfully. If you listen to the three versions it is very difficult to believe that the Clash version derives directly from the Bobby Fuller version, rather than via the Ducks version. I'm removing the Sex Pistols references until someone can cite a confirmable publication. However, my reason for the edit was a POV sort of thing, as "famous" is rather subjective.