The Clash formed in 1976, joining the original wave of what came to be known as British Punk Rock. Although they were originally Punk Rock, they did introduce sounds of reggae, dub, ska, funk, rockability, and rap into their sound. The band was made up of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist and backup vocalist Paul Simonon, and drummer/percussionist Nicky Headon. Nicky Headon left The Clash in 1982, followed by Mick Jones in the next year. Their album The Clash made the band a huge success in the UK in 1977 and their 3rd album London Calling gave them a wave of popularity in the US . Ten years later it was known as the best album of the 1980’s by Rolling Stone magazine. Because of their political-based lyrics, experimentation with music, and rebellious personalities they came to be known as “The Only Band That matters”. They were brought into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and ranked #30 by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2004 on the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.