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I could easily imagine The Spatials doing this
Specialized Weekend - spaces
My Neighbourhood
Free Nelson Mandela / solo piano
The best things in life are?
'Stand Down Margaret' (2009 Uncut magazine article)
The Specials / Do Nothing (No 24) BBC Radio 1 Top 40 (1980)
The Specials / Specials
Beat Goes Bang / Interview and Performance (April 2014)
Reach for The Ska / Festival records 1980
About time they took pic with Roddy on off this home page?
Rhoda Dakar The Bodysnatchers album & Halloween show
The 'Selecter' visits our shores!
My Latest Purchase
BBC Four and 6 Music / present The Sound Of Style
Sarah Jane Morris / recalls singing with Red Wedge tour
The Selecter / BBC Session (09/09/2014)
'Legend': How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs
Rhoda Dakar / Recording The Bodysnatchers Album, 35 Years on
Buster Shuffle Naked album launch & tour
Top Of The Pops / Thursday 24TH July 19:30 (BBC 4)
The last time.
Roddy in drag!!
The band were extremely honoured to be asked to play the Closing Ceremony gig of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 12th along with bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, New Order and Blur. The band pulled off a great set in front of 80,000, and endeared themsleves to a new legion of fans. Another piece of Specials history written.
Episode I : Gangsters
1978. Coventry. England.
It was the end of the punk era, and time for a change. Enter stage left The Specials, with their infectious mixture of ska, reggae and punk rock....
The Coventry Automatics

Episode I : Gangsters - Lynval Golding tells the story behind their first single.

As The Specials move into their next phase as a five piece band, The Specials 2 website will move into its new phase. We will be bringing you a sleeker site with embedded community page - More pics/videos and it will be here that you can have exclusive downloads/news and of course any pre-sale links to tours. Exciting times all round it seems! Stay tuned!
Projects - Neville
Neville Staple Neville and his band are often found touring the UK outside of his Specials duties. A high energy night out is often Nev's trademark , so if you want to know more of where he is gigging or simply find out more about the original rude boy go to www.nevillestaple.co.uk
Projects - Horace
Neville Staple As well as twanging his bass as a Special, Horace plays around Coventry with local bands but is currently fully committed to his art projects which have featured in major areas of the media and he has been the subject of major exhibitions.For more info - www.horacepanterart.com
Specials Poll Vote
What was the best UK show 2011?
London Brixton
London Alexandra Palace
Results | Other Polls
Projects - Terry & Brad
Terry & Brad After a rigorous few months playing at events and festivals all over the world, Terry & Brad are, as the others, taking a breather after a hectic 2012 that saw the culmination of dates end as they played the ultimate gig at the Olympics ceremony Closing gig ay Hyde Park on 12th August.
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Projects - Lynval
The rhythm master is currently resting up after the rigours of the Specials 2011 tour in Seattle and has plans for a big project in 2012 including the writing of his memoirs with Specials biographer Paul Williams.More from the man can be heard here - LYNVAL INFO
Projects - Jerry
The General is currently plying his trade with his massive Spatial AKA orchestra, a showcase of his modern space,Sun Ra arkestra influenced,rock,jazz,reggae and ska fusions to rave reviews Often found Djing around the country as well,you can find more about Jerry at www.jerrydammers.com