You know at Kollector we're very much into people taking pride in their work as artists and while mainstream music rules fine in most cases, there's nothing like someone standing up from the crowd and being the voice of a generation, or a cause, or a movement, (or just for himself) but with a difference: a unique individual who never takes NO for an answer.
And Joe Strummer, who sadly passed away December 22 2002, was that: a loud, opiniated but charming man, very politically aware that stood up for the rights of the People, but also an exceptional artist : he was member of the iconic band The Clash and helped give Punk its best letters. He was also very involved in politics and took part in many Rock Against Racism concerts, AIDS campaigns, and his last records were actually pressed carbon free as Joe Strummer had trees replanted to offest the carbon foot of his releases...
Together with The Clash, they released two of the best rock albums ever: Sandinista and London Calling.
Julian Temple, an excentric and adorable english movie maker, has made a magnificent documentary on Joe Strummer http://www.joestrummerthemovie.com/
also: Let's Rock Again, a documentary about Joe Strummer after The Clash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCduuU_pV6M (sorry, bad quality images)