The Specials

The Specials

The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The group was formed by songwriter/keyboardist Jerry Dammers, with Terry Hall (vocals), Lynval Golding (guitar, vocals) and a rhythm section. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. In 2008, it was announced that the band would reform and embark on a 30th anniversary tour in 2009. In 2010, they toured America and Europe. In 2011 , they are again touring the UK with a new 2011 Tour.

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David Hedley

no leeds? new arena opens this year come on guys ya played millenium square last year we wont you back in leeds.

Posted on: 2013-02-14T03:37:55+0000
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Matthew Mcdonagh

when are doing irish gig. DUBLIN BIG FANS SELL OUT.

Posted on: 2013-02-12T00:42:42+0000
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Thomas Roggen

come to berlin/germany...please:D

Posted on: 2013-01-18T16:07:57+0000
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Sander Wilbrink

please come to the Netherland :O

Posted on: 2013-01-17T13:38:01+0000
Likes: 2

Ann Coyle

sod plymouth what about Belfast!

Posted on: 2013-01-16T18:29:17+0000
Likes: 1

Ann Coyle

what about Belfast.

Posted on: 2013-01-15T19:33:11+0000
Likes: 1

Ian Greet

how about coming to the south west?

Posted on: 2013-01-15T17:54:51+0000
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