Tag Archives: The Specials

John Bradbury eighties pic

13/1/16 – John Bradbury – (Drummer For The Specials) – February 16th 1953 – December 28th – 2015 – The Specials – Too Much Too Young / A Message To You Rudy – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1979 – Gangsters / A Message To You Rudy – Videos – 1979

In the life of the written archive it’s been hard to keep up with the death of those that created it. There’s the death of the stars and there’s the death of those that made the stars with their musical contributions. One of the great truths you are aware of as a musician that might not […]


6/12/13 – The Specials – Ghost Town – 1981

When Ghost town was released in 1981, The Specials were already splitting up. Internal frictions over direction allegedly contributed but it was the spooky melodies, strange chords and the evolving vision of Jerry Dammers the principle songwriter that made this song so special. This song was Number 1 in England for  three weeks and became single of the […]