Neville Staple – the Original Rude Boy


As you may know – I wrote Neville Staple of The Specials’ biography which was published in paperback this year – Original Rude Boy.   Came as a bit of a surprise to discover that Neville was a bit of a lad back in the day and I mean burglaries, fights with knives and other bad behaviour, or what he calls “Neville things”.

But he was  real Rude Boy and there’s no doubting it.  I still see him and former Specials roadies Trevor Evans and Rex Griffiths about.  They haven’t changed a bit.  Neville is truly enigmatic with The Specials performing Ghost Town on Top Of The Pops.

Original Rude Boy - by Neville Staple and me

 

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