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Specials, The

David Buckley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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English pop group. Formed in Coventry in 1978 as the Special AKA, its original members were Terry Hall (b Coventry, 15 March 1959; lead vocals), Neville Staples (vocals and percussion), Lynvall Goulding (b Coventry, 24 July 1951; electric guitar and vocals), John Bradbury (drums), Jerry Dammers (Gerald Dankin; b India, 22 May 1954; keyboards), Roddy Radiation (Rodney Byers; electric guitar) and Horace Gentleman (Horace Panter; bass guitar). They became the Specials in

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