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  Topic: RICO RODRIGUEZ RIP
grasshopper

Replies: 36
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:00 am   Subject: RICO RODRIGUEZ RIP
Just saw this on Twitter: Remembering Rico Rodriguez: The Specials tombonist who blew us all away

Pete Clemons pays tribute to the life of Emmanuel 'Rico' Rodriguez (1934-2015)

http://i4.coventr ...
  Topic: You better Buster gut to see Bad Manners at the Copper Rooms
grasshopper

Replies: 0
Views: 2266

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:25 pm   Subject: You better Buster gut to see Bad Manners at the Copper Rooms
Pete Chambers doing what he does best with an article in the Cov Telegraph.

http://i3.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article9409522.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/JS65113416.jpg

Back Beat: You better Buste ...
  Topic: The Selecter: how we made On My Radio
grasshopper

Replies: 1
Views: 3484

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:51 pm   Subject: The Selecter: how we made On My Radio
Just saw this on twitter, a new album out soon too!

Pauline Black, singer
I was probably the first rude girl. At our debut gig, in Worcester, I’d worn pink spandex, and the whole band looked appal ...
  Topic: Coventry's 2-Tone music museum set to expand
grasshopper

Replies: 4
Views: 3548

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:06 am   Subject: Coventry's 2-Tone music museum set to expand
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/81030000/jpg/_81030540_coventrymuseum.jpg
  Topic: The Selecter announce huge UK tour for 2015
grasshopper

Replies: 4
Views: 4042

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:07 pm   Subject: The Selecter announce huge UK tour for 2015
Legendary Coventry band The Selecter announce huge UK tour for 2015

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/legendary-coventry-band-selecter-announce-8503636

The Selecter ...
  Topic: Funeral Songs
grasshopper

Replies: 10
Views: 10204

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:26 am   Subject: Funeral Songs
Cricket - Dance Hall Crashers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0U6RPJoBY
  Topic: John Shipley's memories of recording 'Free Nelson Mandela'
grasshopper

Replies: 3
Views: 2697

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:27 pm   Subject: John Shipley's memories of recording 'Free Nelson Mandela'
Pete Chambers article in the Cov Telegraph today:

http://i1.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article5071946.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/PM3109762-5071946.jpg

So much has been said over this past week abou ...
  Topic: Mandela Death / The Specials' Jerry Dammers Calls For Action
grasshopper

Replies: 9
Views: 4634

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:54 pm   Subject: Mandela Death / The Specials' Jerry Dammers Calls For Action
Both Reagan & Thatch declared him a terrorist, listen as today's lot of politicians fall over themselves pretending that never happened.

A little bit of politics here: [url=http://www.juancole. ...
  Topic: The Melodians' Tony Brevett R.I.P.
grasshopper

Replies: 2
Views: 2461

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:29 am   Subject: The Melodians' Tony Brevett R.I.P.
Sad loss. Always loved Sweet Sensation!

Tony Brevett - obituary
Tony Brevett was a singer with the Melodians whose tenor tones took reggae to a global audience.

Tony Brevett, who has died aged ...
  Topic: Return Of The Rude Boy / Great British Ska '79-'81
grasshopper

Replies: 4
Views: 2524

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:47 pm   Subject: Return Of The Rude Boy / Great British Ska '79-'81
The Mexicano track is also on a compilation called "Ultra Rare Ska Volume 1", track listing is on the Tone and Wave blog, but the download link doesn't work anymore.

http://toneandwave.blogspot.co. ...
  Topic: Taking the Specials out 'again' without Jerry and Neville
grasshopper

Replies: 27
Views: 13141

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:08 am   Subject: Taking the Specials out 'again' without Jerry and Neville
There’s a documentary series about The Specials on BBC One now and there’s no original members in it at all, I’m outraged!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036mv86
  Topic: Jerry Dammers Inducted Onto Coventry Music Wall Of Fame
grasshopper

Replies: 12
Views: 7452

PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:33 am   Subject: Jerry Dammers Inducted Onto Coventry Music Wall Of Fame
There's a couple of pics of Jerry to go with this story on the BBC Cov & Warks website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-17869145

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/ima ...
  Topic: The Specials / BBC Arena Question
grasshopper

Replies: 13
Views: 5341

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:03 pm   Subject: The Specials / BBC Arena Question
One shot has Terry in the lower precinct walking away from where Mr George's was I think.

No idea if its' the pub Terry was drinking in, but one pub not mentioned so far is the Three Tuns in Bull Y ...
  Topic: ghost town bbc magazine
grasshopper

Replies: 4
Views: 3716

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:56 pm   Subject: ghost town bbc magazine
The Specials: How Ghost Town defined an era

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13780074

Good article by Jon Kelly, pretty long as well:

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53468000/jpg/_534 ...
  Topic: Ali Campbell's UB40
grasshopper

Replies: 31
Views: 9442

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:25 pm   Subject: Ali Campbell's UB40
What a shame. They're not overly impressed about this on the UB40 forum either:

http://www.ub40.co.uk/forum/ub40-discussion/602120-dont-fooled-latest-aldi-campball-ub40-tour-adverts.html

Sounds ...
  Topic: Gung hei fat choi
grasshopper

Replies: 7
Views: 2600

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:21 pm   Subject: Gung hei fat choi
No mooncakes today, but I will be helping mrs grasshopper cook some Chinese food for dinner tonight!
  Topic: Gung hei fat choi
grasshopper

Replies: 7
Views: 2600

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:33 am   Subject: Gung hei fat choi
恭喜發財
Gung hei fat choi

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit!
  Topic: New Play - Too Much Pressure
grasshopper

Replies: 1
Views: 2387

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:35 am   Subject: New Play - Too Much Pressure
Also coverage from the Cov Telegraph:

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on-coventry-warwickshire/music-news/2011/01/06/pressure-is-on-for-the-ripps-92746-27942789/

http://images.icnetwork.c ...
  Topic: New Play - Too Much Pressure
grasshopper

Replies: 1
Views: 2387

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:33 am   Subject: New Play - Too Much Pressure
I saw an article advertising this in the local free paper last night:

The Belgrade Theatre presents
too much pressure
Alan Pollock
29 january 2011 - 19 february 2011

Coventry. 1979. A city of ...
  Topic: Movies that were very depressing.
grasshopper

Replies: 31
Views: 12559

PostForum: Pearl's Café   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:17 pm   Subject: Movies that were very depressing.
The Reader, not exactly a happy ending to that one!
 
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