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THE SPECIALS / Bio

THE BAND SAW SEVERAL PERSONEL CHANGES BEFORE STARTING OFF AS 'THE SPECIALS AKA'...SCORING A CHART HIT WITH 'GANGSTERS' ON THE JERRY DAMMERS NEWLY FORMED '2-TONE RECORDS'.....A SECOND SINGLE ' MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY'...AND THE CAST WAS SETTING FIRM BY NOW AND 2-TONE/SKA WAS ENJOYING IT'S SECOND COMING......IN MID 1979 'THE SPECIALS AKA' RELEASED A LIVE VERSION OF ONE OF THEIR BEST SONGS THE FANTASTIC 'TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG'.....IT SHOT UP THE UK CHARTS...ALONG WITH OTHER SKA BANDS..SPLITTING IN 1981 AFTER THEY RELEASED THE AWESOME 'GHOST TOWN' AT A TIME WHEN UNREST WAS RIFE ACROSS ENGLAND'S CITIES..NOW BACK ON THE SCENE ONCE MORE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND BRINGING THE MIXED RACE 2-TONE MESSAGE TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION

General Info

Band Members
TERRY HALL-VOCALS , NEVILLE STAPLES-TOASTING/VOCALS , LYNVAL GOLDING-GUITAR , JERRY DAMMERS-KEYBOARDS , RODDY RADIATION-GUITAR , HORACE PAINTER-DRUMS
Artist Name
THE SPECIALS
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thespecials
Genres
Other / Ska / 2-TONE

Contact Info

Location
NORTH BADDESLEY, UK
Manager
BERNIE RHODES/JERRY DAMMERS