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The first 2 Tone Tour
Chalkie Davies / Rock Photographer (BBC Four) 09/08/2015
The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Roddy song dropped from Deluxe More Specials C.D.
Early interview with The Beat, 1980
Chart rigging: World In Action documentary (1980)
Ska, rocksteady and westerns
Recent Specials feedback.
Dance Craze Intro song (?)
Happy Birthday Lynval
Horace Panter / Drowned in Sound (Interview)
Bad Manners & The Selecter in London
Festival-goer assaulted / while watching The Specials
Roddy Radiation & Skabillies new EP RELEASED.
The Specials / Concrete Jungle (Unofficial Video) 1981
Roddy performing "Rich Girl" with Scotch Bonnets
The Specials to headline Splendour
THE SELECTER announce London date in Autumn 2015
BAD MANNERS announce annual Xmas show in London
Will Labour ever be in power again?
Elvis Costello.info / The Specials
Phoenix City All-stars / Searching For The Young Ska Rebels
Ed Rome - Feeling Undone (feat. Rhoda Dakar)
Specialized - The Big One 4
The Specials / Pinkpop 1980 (New Photo)
Projects - Roddy
Roddy is currently playing with his band The Skabilly Rebels, writing new material and recording. The bands debut album "Blues Attack" was released last year so if you want to purchase the record, or get more merchandise and more information on the man himself , go to- www.roddyradiation.com
The band were extremely honoured to be asked to play the Closing Ceremony gig of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 12th along with bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, New Order and Blur. The band pulled off a great set in front of 80,000, and endeared themsleves to a new legion of fans. Another piece of Specials history written.
Episode I : Gangsters
1978. Coventry. England.
It was the end of the punk era, and time for a change. Enter stage left The Specials, with their infectious mixture of ska, reggae and punk rock....
The Coventry Automatics

Episode I : Gangsters - Lynval Golding tells the story behind their first single.

As The Specials move into their next phase as a five piece band, The Specials 2 website will move into its new phase. We will be bringing you a sleeker site with embedded community page - More pics/videos and it will be here that you can have exclusive downloads/news and of course any pre-sale links to tours. Exciting times all round it seems! Stay tuned!
Projects - Neville
Neville Staple Neville and his band are often found touring the UK outside of his Specials duties. A high energy night out is often Nev's trademark , so if you want to know more of where he is gigging or simply find out more about the original rude boy go to www.nevillestaple.co.uk
Projects - Horace
Neville Staple As well as twanging his bass as a Special, Horace plays around Coventry with local bands but is currently fully committed to his art projects which have featured in major areas of the media and he has been the subject of major exhibitions.For more info - www.horacepanterart.com
Specials Poll Vote
What was the best UK show 2011?
London Brixton
London Alexandra Palace
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Projects - Terry & Brad
Terry & Brad After a rigorous few months playing at events and festivals all over the world, Terry & Brad are, as the others, taking a breather after a hectic 2012 that saw the culmination of dates end as they played the ultimate gig at the Olympics ceremony Closing gig ay Hyde Park on 12th August.
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Projects - Lynval
The rhythm master is currently resting up after the rigours of the Specials 2011 tour in Seattle and has plans for a big project in 2012 including the writing of his memoirs with Specials biographer Paul Williams.More from the man can be heard here - LYNVAL INFO
Projects - Jerry
The General is currently plying his trade with his massive Spatial AKA orchestra, a showcase of his modern space,Sun Ra arkestra influenced,rock,jazz,reggae and ska fusions to rave reviews Often found Djing around the country as well,you can find more about Jerry at www.jerrydammers.com