The Specials

Read Jerry Dammers’ tribute to Specials’ trombonist Rico Rodriguez

Jerry Dammers has released a tribute to Rico Rodriguez, who died aged 80 on Saturday . The Jamaican trombonist is perhaps best known for his...

Stand down, Margaret!

From Uncut, March 2009. 'Thirty years on from the beginning of Margaret Thatcher's reign of terror, Uncut revisits a tempestuous and invigorating period in British pop history. PAUL WELLER, THE SPECIALS, THE BEAT, UB40, SOUL II SOUL and THE FARM recall a time when mass unemployment energised a whole generation to learn one chord, learn another, form a band - and then make an insurrectionist statement on Cheggers Plays Pop...'

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