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.