Heroes of 2Tone in the Record Mirror – from my archives!
Neville Staple playing Gangsters!
In early 1981 The Specials and The Beat were set to play gigs in Northern Ireland to raise money for deprived children in Ulster
Ranking Roger in the Record Mirror – lead vocalist in The Beat or The English Beat as the band is called in the United States
The 1981 riots – how we tried to laugh
A proposed front cover for the biography of Neville Staple – Original Rude Boy – published by Aurum Press
Backstage passes for gigs by The Specials from 1979 to 1981
1981 saw a riot in Coventry after the murder of Asian teenager Satnam Singh Gill that led to The Specials putting on a unity gig in the city