Thanks, Ruth! And thanks for posting your memories of John. It definitely adds to my understanding of him. His ancestry is certainly diverse and global and I wonder if that contributed to his planetary understanding of humanity and the downtrodden people in every country. I was a proud owner of the Sandinista album and I could listen to "The Call-up" and "Washington Bullets" over and over.
We are talking about Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellor) of The Clash in case anyone was wondering.