Too Much Too Young

Remembering Terry Hall, the lead singer of the Specials and a former member of Fun Boy Three and the Colourfield, who has died aged 63.


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  1. Chris Ferguson says:

    he was inspired to write “ghost town” after driving through Glasgow and seeong Thatcher’s destruction of industry and communities there – which he felt represented what Thatcher was doing to the whole country

    1. Big Nose says:

      I’m not sure that Glasgow can take _all_ the credit. There were lots of other places that they travelled through on tour that had the same problems and “feel” at the time.

    2. Niemand says:

      Gerry Dammers wrote ‘Ghost Town’ as he did most of the Specials’ hits. Hall was a great interpreter and made the songs his own, but wrote very few of them.

  2. Cameron Fraser says:

    Always liked the Specials version of “Rudy, a message to you” better than the Dandy Livingstone original.
    Shame Terry has passed, Rip.

  3. Alan Webster says:

    The entire two-tone movement was needed then and is still needed now. The Specials and the other bands were the soundtrack of the Thatcher years and summed up the struggle perfectly. I only wish today’s youth had similar artists to speak up for them

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