1979 The Specials released "Gangsters" and made their success on the U.K.
music scene. Between the years of 1979 and 1981, The Specials
had seven top ten singles as well as two top five albums. The Specials
also formed their own record label which is named 2 Tone Records.
Terry Hall and Neville Staples
Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation
Sir Horace Gentlemen
John "Brad" Bradbury
Guest (alot): Rico Rodriguez, Jamaican trombonist
In 1981, Terry, Neville,
and Lynval left the Specials to form Fun Boy Three. Soon after those
three left Roddy left to form his own band called Roddy Radiation and the
Tearjerkers. This is when Jerry, Brad, and Horace kept the original
sound with the name Special AKA. They got new band members and got
special guests to fill in the gaps to record the album In The Studio.
America, The Specials have gathered loyal and supportive fans. They
have never reached the popularity and commercial success that they recieved
in the UK. Many of their singles were never released as singles in
the US, they have only appeared as album tracks. -Paraphrased from the
liner notes of "The Specials: The Singles Collection"(1991).
new NEWS. The Specials are touring and below under the appropriate link
is the dates for this year. I am sure they will come around again, so all
you that cannot see them because they aren't coming to your city, they
might in another tour. Also, I know this place isn't graphics heavy or
actually really good right now, but I am really trying. With school and
everything I don't have a J-O-B to get money to help update this, however,
this summer brings many promising things- the ability to access my full
CD collection and my personal library of information. So, I hope that at
least one has positive thoughts as they grace this page with their presence.
In the meantime, chill out, skank, and beat up boneheads...hehe you don't
really have to do that but it would be fun, right? Anyways, This thing
will change daily once May rolls around and my summer class doesn't kill
me to bad. So hopefully come August, when I go on vacation, this page will
be exactly what I wanted it to be or maybe better. Some more news-the Specials
have a new album out. I was just informed of this yesterday and my contact
just said, go out and get it...he says it's really good. Unfortunately,
I only talk to this person once in a blue moon, so I couldn't get the name
or anything. Okay- I think the name is Guilty until Proven Innocent. I am sure your local record store has it though or at least
knows of it.
some Ska Links
Some Tour Dates.
See Some Pictures (Ska Related, of course!)
the urge to poison pen? Mail me!
Rudies have been to this Ghost Town
page is still being worked on, many of the things I want to place on this
page have yet to be researched. Thank you for coming to my page and
please feel free to email me about this page or anything else. I
have yet to add links, that is one thing I have to research. Legalese-All
graphics are not owned by me. They have their respective owners..hey, at
least I am honest.