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If any of you know about any others please let me know.

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The Specials On TV 1979 - 1981

T.O.T.P.
Gangsters 1st
Gangsters 1st (TOTP2 Extended)
Gangsters 2nd

A Message To You Rudy 1st
A Message To You Rudy 2nd
Do Nothing
Ghost Town 1st
Ghost Town 2nd

O.G.W.T.
A Message To You Rudy
A Message To You Rudy (Fan Made Dub Mix)
Too Much Too Young
Stupid Marriage
Enjoy Yourself (Live 1980)

Something Else
It's Up To You
Monkey Man
Do Nothing
Man At C & A

S.N.L.
Gangsters
Too Much Too Young

German TV
Gangsters
A Message To You Rudy

Dutch TV
Gangsters
Stereotype
Stereotype

Live In Concert
Colchester Institute Essex 12/79
Montreaux Festival Switzerland 11/6/80
Veronica festival Amsterdam 18/10/80
Tokyo Japan 20/7/80

The Specials / DVD & VHS
The Specials / VHS (Promo & Live Videos)
Too Much Too Young (Unoffical DVD)
The Specials / Best Of CD/DVD

Various Live Clips
Dance Craze (Various)
Too Much Too Young & Rat Race (Pinkpop)
Too Much Too Young, Guns Of Navarone, Gangsters (Punk In England DVD)
Too Much Too Young (Unknown) Top 100 Albums CH4
Monkey Man (Live 1979)
Do Nothing (Live) ?
Enjoy Yourself (Canada 1981)
Concrete Jungle (Canada 1981)
Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Canada 1981)

Interviews
Arena BBC Documentary
Terry Hall / Alright Now 1979
Rock & Pop Awards 1980
Terry & Lynval Holland 1981
2 Tone Documentary Canada
Terry, Lynval, Neville / Tiswas 1980
2 Tone Britain

Promo Video
Gangsters
A Message To You Rudy
Too Much Too Young (Live)
Rat Race
Ghost Town
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In 1980, Tyne Tees Television in the UK very briefly ran a Saturday morning show. It was something like 'Tiswas' meets 'Why Don't You?' and not very good as I remember.

Though on one edition, Neville and Lynval were guests. There was this 'mini Specials tribute band' on there - a bunch of kids who were dressed up in all the rude boy gear and did a mimed performance of Too Much Too Young...what I remember was the 'lead singer' getting part of the lyrics wrong and singing 'Oh no, no gimme yer wife and kids'...maybe that'd make a good alternative version! Razz Laughing

I can't recall all of Nev and Lynval's response except they asked "Which one's Horace?"

I DID actually see this and I'm sure I'm not dreaming! Can anyone else back this up?
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They were definitely on Tiswas and I think it was 1980. There's something on a Tiswas site by Rhoda Dakar in which she recalls being in the cage on Tiswas with members of The Specials, Selecter, Bodysnatchers and Secret Affair. I've seen a very brief clip on Youtube of Sally James (Tiswas co-host) talking with Terry, Lynval and Neville so this is probably the time they appeared? But I'm not sure if it was just these (Fun Boy) 3 or all 7. Can't find the entire clip of The Specials from this appearance - anyone got this? I do recall wanting to get out of playing for the school football team one Saturday morning because The Specials were gonna' be on Saturday morning TV. I always recalled it being on Swap Shop - but perhaps it was Tiswas?! I'm sure someone has got all theses appearances on video somewhere!
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Chris Tarrant did an interview about Tiswas and a couple of the Specials being in that cage they had on the show.

"Somebody" was smoking "something" that they shouldnt have been, so Tarrant threw a bucket of water over them on live TV Laughing
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They were on Tyne Tees "Razzmatazz" as well
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phil wright wrote:
They were definitely on Tiswas and I think it was 1980. There's something on a Tiswas site by Rhoda Dakar in which she recalls being in the cage on Tiswas with members of The Specials, Selecter, Bodysnatchers and Secret Affair. I've seen a very brief clip on Youtube of Sally James (Tiswas co-host) talking with Terry, Lynval and Neville so this is probably the time they appeared? But I'm not sure if it was just these (Fun Boy) 3 or all 7. Can't find the entire clip of The Specials from this appearance - anyone got this? I do recall wanting to get out of playing for the school football team one Saturday morning because The Specials were gonna' be on Saturday morning TV. I always recalled it being on Swap Shop - but perhaps it was Tiswas?! I'm sure someone has got all theses appearances on video somewhere!


Good read.

Tiswas was my programme of choice because they were so 2 tone friendly. Bad Manners played live on there, The Beat were guests (also played live) and UB40's videos were always played (the show went out live from ATV in Brum)...Swap Shop didn't have a chance. Even now, the name sounds a bit geeky. Laughing

Saturday mornings were great...and if one or two of the bands were on, I'd meet my friends in town that afternoon and we'd talk about it.
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Thanks for your help lads I forgot about that Tiswas clip Embarassed Paul can you tell us more about The Specials on Razzmatazz ?

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There's also live footage from Dutch Tv of Concrete Jungle from 1980/81 by the look of it.If you check The Untouchables Link i posted last week from You Tube as its the same guy who's posted the Concrete Jungle footage.
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There's also live footage from Dutch Tv of Concrete Jungle from 1980/81 by the look of it.If you check The Untouchables Link i posted last week from You Tube as its the same guy who's posted the Concrete Jungle footage.


Thanks that Specials footage is taken from the Veronica festival Amsterdam 18/10/80 A.K.A. Countdown.

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gangsters mimed i think mate - unsure but worth checkin out
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Thanks Paul

Where can I watch this have you got a copy I would love to see it ?
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wish I had mate- all i know it was introduced by the madcap local bloke up here Alistair Pirrie.
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Willo do u have a copy of the Amsterdam gig in 1980?
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Tizwas the albums



Disc 1

1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
2. Whatever You Want - Status Quo
3. 2-4-6-8 Motorway - The Tom Robinson Band
4. Dead Ringer For Love - Meat Loaf
5. Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
6. Milk And Alcohol - Dr Feelgood
7. Lookin' After No 1 - The Boomtown Rats
8. Saturday's Kids - The Jam
9. Picture This - Blondie
10. Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
11. Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In It's Spotlight) - Thin Lizzy
12. Darlin' - Frankie Miller
13. Isn't It Time - The Babys
14. Overnight Sensation - Raspberries
15. Forget About You - The Motors
16. Sound Of The Suburbs - The Members
17. 5 Minutes - The Stranglers
18. Working For The Yankee Dollar - The Skids
19. Everybody's Happy Nowadays - Buzzcocks
20. Wunderbar - Tenpole Tudor

Disc 2

1. Too Much Too Young - The Specials
2. Embarrassment (1999 Digital Remaster) - Madness
3. Up The Junction - Squeeze
4. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
5. Antmusic - Adam & The Ants
6. Girls On Film - Duran Duran
7. Love Plus One - Haircut 100
8. Lucky Number - Lene Lovich
9. On My Radio - The Selecter
10. Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners
11. It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It - Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
12. You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties - Jona Lewie
13. Don't You Want Me (Original Version) - The Human League
14. Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson
15. Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
16. What A Waste - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
17. Pop Muzik - M
18. Money (Edit) - The Flying Lizards
19. Dance Away - Roxy Music
20. Wow - Kate Bush
21. Ships In The Night - Be Bop Deluxe

Disc 3

1. The Bucket Of Water Song - The Four Bucketeers
2. You Drive Me Crazy - Shakin' Stevens
3. Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
4. Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
5. Lay Your Love On Me - Racey
6. Pretend - Alvin Stardust
7. Ain't No Pleasing You - Chas & Dave
8. I Could Be So Good For You - Dennis Waterman
9. Farmer Bill's Cowman (Rewrite Of I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman) - The Wurzels
10. Morning Train (Nine To Five) (Edit) - Sheena Easton
11. I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper - Sarah Brightman
12. Every 1's A Winner (Edit) - Hot Chocolate
13. Intuition - Linx
14. Better Love Next Time - Dr Hook
15. With A Little Luck - Wings
16. Romeo - Mr Big
17. If You Can't Give Me Love - Suzi Quatro
18. If I Had Words - Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley
19. Bright Eyes - Matthew Butler And The Four Bucketeers
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They were on the BBC Midlands 'Look Hear' show n'all. It was hosted by Toyah Wilcox who was always sticking her tongue out at viewers who had written in to complain about her whacky presenting style.

Dexys from said show ->



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oh nice info Shocked

but how can i get a copy of the lives concerts and the "famous" dvd too much too young, or i pay for it? Question
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Never got asked to do Tis Was... just the Bun Boy Tree guys...
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JETT RINK wrote:
Never got asked to do Tis Was... just the Bun Boy Tree guys...


Any additions you know of to Sugarman's list, Jett?
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