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With The Specials 2011 tour scheduled to kick-off later this year, I thought it was high time I connected with Paul 'Willo' Williams to get some answers that have been on many fans minds -- Is this really the last tour? Why didn't the band record an album of new material? Will Jerry Dammers join the band for any shows? Will The Specials tour the U.S.?

In his role as co-administrator of The Specials fan web site, Willo has had a unique vantage point. He was kind enough to share his story and his insiders perspective as The Specials prepare for what may be the very last tour of their reunion later this year. Read on and enter for a chance to win a copy of Willo's fantastic book.

http://marcoonthebass.blogspot.com/2011/03/specials-from-inside-interview-with.html
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Great Interview Marco & Paul. regarding the Answer you gave to the question below I totally Agree mine would be the same Smile


The band have announced that this 2011 tour will be the end of the reunion. Do you think they have taken the reunion as far as they can? Is this really the end?

I don't want them to go down the route of many bands by over and over announcing "final" tours, or banging out a greatest hits tour every Christmas. There is a great deal of prestige connected with the band and I feel they have two routes forward. They either continue on and record, and that would be fantastic without a shadow of a doubt; or the only other option I see would be to take that final bow and say goodbye at the top of their game. Job done. People happy. I would be the last person standing in the last venue clapping them off if they did. Its been a blast. We can all die happy. If it is the end, I hope the individual members can use their recent time in the spotlight to good use on new and current projects and that they remain in the public eye.
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Cheers Paul n Marco! Very Happy
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Great interview. Willo's a born diplomat.
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It was a great read
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Whos grumblin Wink
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frank09 wrote:
Great interview. Willo's a born diplomat.


I agree. Smile
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An interesting read make sure you don't fall off that fence mate Laughing
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Thanks Marco and Willo this Forum is really great at providing all things 'Specials' I appreciate your time : )
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Paul Willo wrote:
Cheers Paul n Marco! Very Happy


I remember buying your first Book in Tower Records back in 1996 I used to read The Fun Boy Three Chapter over and over because in those days their wasn't any Youtube and I wasn't trading much so just reading about Fun Boy Three Videos I hadn't seen was like a dream or something Smile You're Wondering Now is Basically a Terry Hall Yellow Pages or a Bible if I can call it that ? I also loved reading about The Colourfield because nobody had written about Terry's work after The Specials before with such passion and in such a detailed way and I seriously doubt if anybody will again unless Terry Hall decides to put pen to paper one day. I bought the Updated version of your Book also in Tower Records 14 years later and I got the same Buzz reading about The Specials Reunion Gig in 2008 Very Happy
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Paul, I wish Marco would interview you - as an informed collector and fan you help to keep my enthusiasm and I bet many others going. I love your thoroughness with any music topic you write or post and you have personally been a very welcoming and helpful friend with our joint 'passion' The Specials. Thank you : ) Mary.

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Nice one both Very Happy

Though Willo you might have just a bit of competition on the 'last man standing' thang Wink Laughing
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JETT RINK wrote:
Whos grumblin Wink


Ha! Only said with love and respect Mr Radiation!
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marigold wrote:
Paul, I wish Marco would interview you - as an informed collector and fan you help to keep my enthusiasm and I bet many others going. I love your thoroughness with any music topic you write or post and you have personally been a very welcoming and helpful friend with our joint 'passion' The Specials. Thank you : ) Mary.


Thanks Mary

What do you call a man with a car on his head ? Terry told this joke on a tv show years ago Smile
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I dont know what do you call a man with a car on his head?
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Jack Very Happy

Oh Doesn't Terry Look Smart Smile

If Marco was to Interview me it would be like Interviewing Woody Allen Smile I like the Idea of being a messenger Smile and I always want to be somewhere else


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Well, you have the answer - as Woody say's just wear glasses! I like him "Mighty Aphrodite" was such a good film......
T.H's suit lookes just right....bit crumpled....

'Jack'! : )
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marigold wrote:
Well, you have the answer - as Woody say's just wear glasses! I like him "Mighty Aphrodite" was such a good film......
T.H's suit lookes just right....bit crumpled....

'Jack'! : )


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Shan wrote:
Nice one both Very Happy

Though Willo you might have just a bit of competition on the 'last man standing' thang Wink Laughing


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Cheers Paul n Marco! Very Happy


I remember buying your first Book in Tower Records back in 1996 I used to read The Fun Boy Three Chapter over and over because in those days their wasn't any Youtube and I wasn't trading much so just reading about Fun Boy Three Videos I hadn't seen was like a dream or something Smile You're Wondering Now is Basically a Terry Hall Yellow Pages or a Bible if I can call it that ? I also loved reading about The Colourfield because nobody had written about Terry's work after The Specials before with such passion and in such a detailed way and I seriously doubt if anybody will again unless Terry Hall decides to put pen to paper one day. I bought the Updated version of your Book also in Tower Records 14 years later and I got the same Buzz reading about The Specials Reunion Gig in 2008 Very Happy


Thanks mate ,that means hell of a lot. Cheers! Cool
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