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I think it was some time in early 1978 that Mike Horseman asked me to go with him to Coventry one evening to photograph The Specials AKA rehearsing at the home of Jerry Dammers. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I started to photograph as the other members of the band arrived and brought in their equipment. Previously known as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials consisted, at the time, of Jerry Dammers (keyboards and songwriter), Terry Hall (vocals), Lynval Golding (guitar and vocals), Neville Staple (vocals), Horace Panter (bass), Roddy Byers (lead guitar), and Silverton Hutchison (drums)



Barbarella’s Gig - 21/05/1979)

It was 1978, I think, and a short while after I photographed the rehearsal in Coventry that I photographed the Specials again. This time at Barbarella’s—the well known Birmingham nightclub. By now, Silverton Hutchison had left the group and had been replaced by John Bradbury on drums.



Over 50 photos available to view Very Happy

All Photos by: Bernard G Mills

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These are absolutely fabulous - This is what its all about!
I love love finding stuff like this!

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!
magnificent collection!
I got a few colour scans of these bit not seen all of this. Get in!
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Paul Willo wrote:
These are absolutely fabulous - This is what its all about!
I love love finding stuff like this!

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!
magnificent collection!
I got a few colour scans of these bit not seen all of this. Get in!



Those rehearsal photo's are fantastic. And to think for years there were only a handful of photo's of Silverton Hutchinson in the line up doing the rounds.

Who's the look lady in the sleeping bag who got to witness all this?

I would be pretty sure that those photos from Barbarella’s Night Club were taken in '79 and not '78. Regardless of the year the band looked great.
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Great pics....
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Trojan wrote:
Paul Willo wrote:
These are absolutely fabulous - This is what its all about!
I love love finding stuff like this!

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!
magnificent collection!
I got a few colour scans of these bit not seen all of this. Get in!



Those rehearsal photo's are fantastic. And to think for years there were only a handful of photo's of Silverton Hutchinson in the line up doing the rounds.

Who's the look lady in the sleeping bag who got to witness all this?

I would be pretty sure that those photos from Barbarella’s Night Club were taken in '79 and not '78. Regardless of the year the band looked great.


The Live photos were taken at Barbarella’s, Birmingham 21/05/1979) Smile
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Trojan wrote:
Paul Willo wrote:
These are absolutely fabulous - This is what its all about!
I love love finding stuff like this!

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!
magnificent collection!
I got a few colour scans of these bit not seen all of this. Get in!



Those rehearsal photo's are fantastic. And to think for years there were only a handful of photo's of Silverton Hutchinson in the line up doing the rounds.

Who's the look lady in the sleeping bag who got to witness all this?

I would be pretty sure that those photos from Barbarella’s Night Club were taken in '79 and not '78. Regardless of the year the band looked great.


I'm glad you liked the new photos Paul Smile

It was very nice of Mr. Mills to add these photos without any dreaded watermarks Smile
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Sugarman wrote:
Trojan wrote:
Paul Willo wrote:
These are absolutely fabulous - This is what its all about!
I love love finding stuff like this!

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!
magnificent collection!
I got a few colour scans of these bit not seen all of this. Get in!



Those rehearsal photo's are fantastic. And to think for years there were only a handful of photo's of Silverton Hutchinson in the line up doing the rounds.

Who's the look lady in the sleeping bag who got to witness all this?

I would be pretty sure that those photos from Barbarella’s Night Club were taken in '79 and not '78. Regardless of the year the band looked great.


The Live photos were taken at Barbarella’s, Birmingham 21/05/1979) Smile


For some reason they are all listed as 'Circa 1978'.

They were a seriously cool looking band back in the day.
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nice one, thanks for posting
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great find Sugarman, thanks for sharing.

Really like the rehearsal ones, Terry & Jerry look so different
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Brilliant pictures
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From Horace early

Hi Horace,I hope you are well,I saw this and thought you may like to take a look http://www.bernardgmills.net/Specials_Thumbs.html. All the best ,Mike


HI Mike. Yes, I saw them on Willo's page. Amazing! It was at 7 regent Street, an upstairs flat that I used to rent before jerry took it over. The Barbarella's shots are from '79 as Brad is the drummer (but you knew that!)......thanks.
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Thanks for the share Sugarman.

Great rehearsal pics. Enjoying themselves in front of an (admiring) fan already.

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Great pics.........and nice to see the band members actually smiling with each other......!!!!
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Paul Willo wrote:

They are brilliant pictures. Jerrys got teeth!

this is kind a weird question...

how did Jerry Dammers Lost his teeth?
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(As I remember)
When he was quite young he had a bike accident which involved him losing a tooth (or two) and had to phone his mum. When he made the call the woman on the other end reacted by screaming and he reliased he'd dialed the wrong number.
Then, years later (I think in the years after Art School but before the band were releasing records) he was involved in a fight and someone smashed a bottle or threw a bottle etc and he lost a few more teeth.
So, I think, a combination of the two events is why his front teeth are missing.
It would be very interesting if Jerry ever wrote his autobiography as there are many stories he'd love to get straight.
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wow, thanks for the reply harry Very Happy
now i know something more about the members of my favorite band
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