1979 and 1980 were the glory years of the so-called “second wave” of ska music – first wave in Jamaica twenty plus years before and now the 2Tone wave came crashing out of Coventry. The Specials seized the charts by the scruff of the neck with a string of hits. And even WH Smith felt …
Neville Staple playing Gangsters!
David Bowie – it wasn’t always adulation. Critics of Bowie could often be very harsh and bitter.
In early 1981 The Specials and The Beat were set to play gigs in Northern Ireland to raise money for deprived children in Ulster
Pop faces of the early 1980s
Paul Weller justifiably tortures a terrible TV presenter
Our Lips Are Sealed – Go Go’s and Fun Boy Three
The Beat – Too Nice To Talk to