PHOTO: The Clash with Martin Scorsese, New York City, 1980-1981

The Clash with Martin Scorsese NY 1980

PHOTO: The Clash with Martin Scorsese, New York City, 1980-1981.

Apparently both Scorsese and Robert De Niro were huge Clash fans and saw them during their famous series of seventeen concerts at Bonds International Casino in Times Square during May and June of 1981. Aside from the band going out to bars a few times with the director and actor, it’s mentioned in several Clash biographies—and several about Scorsese, too—that Gangs of New York was originally something he envisioned for the group!

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