Over the weekend in New York there was a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s London Calling. Throughout the evening several artists, including Debbie Harry, Eugene Hutz, Jesse Malin and Fred Armisen, took the stage to show their support of the Joe Strummer Foundation. Strummer was of course being the co-founder of The Clash, who passed away 17 years ago at the age of 50. At one point during the concert Debbie Harry and Jesse Malin took to the stage to cover the classic Pogues hit “Fairytale of New York”.
For their rendition of the song, the Blondie frontwoman sings the lines of Kirsty MacColl while Malin steps in for Shane Macgowan. In case you were wondering why that particular song was chosen, it was because Strummer had a short stint with the Pogues in the 90s after he took over from Macgowan. For their duet, Harry and Malin were joined by a live band. Malin started the song, with Harry taking over in the second verse, before they sang together for the second half of the song.
You can watch the entire heartfelt tribute below.