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One of the original members of The Specialshas left the band. 

Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, lead guitarist and singer/songwriter for the band has called it a day to concentrate on his outfit The Skabilly Rebels and his own solo projects.

A statement given exclusively to the Telegraph read: " Roddy 'Radiation' Byers has left the band too concentrate on his solo career.

"He will be appearing as a special guest on Dave Wakelings 'The English Beat' UK tour in March."

The Specials are scheduled to play The Isle Of Wight Festival this summer.


Please. ..... Let's refrain from mud slinging and name calling that's happened in the past when stuff like this happens. We have to respect Roddys decision. We support all Specialsmembers. TThe remaining members look forward to the isle of Wight . We are fans. Be respectful. Thanks.
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Perhaps a good time for the band to call it a day whilst the legacy remains pure.

Sad day though.
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For fuck sake, will someone do the decent thing and put this whole sorry saga out of its misery?.
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Will Roddy & Lynval do any 2-tone twins shows in the U.K.

Is Roddy definitely 100 % confirmed as a guest on Dave Wakeling's London date?

Does anyone know who'll be playing lead guitar when Terry and Co play the Isle of Wight?
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Good luck to Rod, shame they couldn't hold it together just to play the IOW (maybe with Nev) and bow out after that - but these things of course are never that simple.

It pains me to say it (never thought I would) but I think it's probably time to stop now, it's been an amazing ride and I got to see the Specials many times since '09 - that's something that I certainly never thought would happen a few years ago.

Anyway good luck to them all - whatever they decide to do.
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Roddy has not been happy for a long time it was inevitable that he would be the next to leave. Who will they get to replace him, who knows, who cares!!!!!!. It is still a shame though. Good luck to him and to the rest of the band in their future endeavors. If they decide to call it a day I have been left with some very SPECIAL memories. Cool
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I personally wish Roddy well. He hasn't been enjoying it but I hope he can look back over the last 4 or 5 years with some good memories (and a pension)....


I'll be happy to see the skabillys whenever there in my area and would hope he continues to write and put out good music.

Lets be honest, its been fun but it can't go on for ever.

Good luck Roddy Cool
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It should've happened a long time ago- after the 2 2009 tours in my opinion- but NOW has to be the time to pull the plug. The Specials should never appear on stage again unless it is the 7 of them....ideally with some new material/ ideas. All the best Roddy...
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Just might be time for one very last tipple!!!!!! Cool
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Harry wrote:
Will Roddy & Lynval do any 2-tone twins shows in the U.K.

Is Roddy definitely 100 % confirmed as a guest on Dave Wakeling's London date?

Does anyone know who'll be playing lead guitar when Terry and Co play the Isle of Wight?


Rod is definitely playing on Dave's tour.
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Pity but has been coming for a while I think. All the best Roddy....
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Its been a long time coming, but I'm glad to say I managed to see the best shows of my life (which is some feat).

I would personally like to wish Sir Roderick the very best of luck.

Look forward to sharing a pint of the Black Stuff, next time your up Norf.
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Good luck to them all, if we have to wait another 30years for another reunion, I'll be 78.ha ha Crying or Very sad
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Been coming for a while,but if the rest carry on I,ll still be there.Good luck to you all!!
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Sad day. Good Luck Rod in all future adventures.

Wonder will that Jett bloke still post on here now??

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been chatting on fb with roddy for a while and met him in November when he kindly signed my portrait of him that Horace did.he made it very clear to me that he had not really enjoyed the recent tours at all.i wish him all the best for the future and whatever it brings.thanks for the memories matey!!!!
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skinheadface wrote:
Good luck to them all, if we have to wait another 30years for another reunion, I'll be 78.ha ha Crying or Very sad


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All the best Roddy best of luck with your future plans and thanks for all the good times Sad Sad
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