The Dakota is a celebrated co-op on Manhattan’s upper west side. It was featured in the film Rosemary’s Baby and, most relevantly to this song, was the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and the site of the latter’s murder. The “she” in this line most likely refers to Ono
In 2013, Granada’s city hall decided to dedicate a city square to him, renaming it “Joe Strummer Plaza”. The dedication was decided upon after presentation of a popular Facebook petition suggesting such. Oh mi corazon!
Joe Strummer fled to Grenada in 1984 as The Clash disintegrated
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Roger Waters spray painted these lyrics on the Israeli apartheid wall while visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem on June 21, 2006, the day before he performed in the Arab/Israeli Peace Village Neve Shalom. He had originally scheduled the concert for Hayarkon Park outside Tel Aviv, but moved it after discussions with Palestinian artists and Israeli refuseniks about the Palestinian call for an international cultural boycott against Israel’s inhumane and illegal policies. He wrote about the experience in The Guardian.