The magnificent Pauline Black belts out Missing Words – my fave track from The Selecter. Great video starting with the queen of ska in a public phone box…aaaah, an era before mobiles!
Pauline Black – I had the honour of meeting the queen of ska five years ago when I was writing Neville Staple’s biography and she wasn’t a disappointment. Since then, I’ve had several encounters and she’s a truly amazing and very nice woman.
Luckily for all of you – The Selecter is touring again and they’re as good as ever. So get some tickets. Pauline has also brought out her biography – Black By Design, which is doing a roaring trade.
Here she is on the front cover of Record Mirror – thirty years ago.