Terry Hall

 

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Coventry's favourite son and pivotal figure of new wave, ska, and two tone - Terry Hall's discography speaks for itself. Although undoubtedly best known for his seminal work with The Specials, Fun Boy Three, and The Colourfield, Hall's list of projects and collaborations read like a who's who of the last 30 years of popular music. Collaborators have included: Dave Stewart, Bananarama, Sinead O'Connor, Ian Broudie, Tricky, Gorillaz, Dub Pistols and Lily Allen, to name just a few.

Hall's reluctance to rest on his laurels has led to a diverse career. Speaking in an interview about The Specials 1980 number one single "Ghost Town" and his departure from the band, Hall stated, "With every record, it's a little agenda. If I feel like I've achieved it then I stop it".

The Specials delighted fans by reforming in 2009. Re-establishing their reputation as one of the best live bands on the current music scene. Receiving rave reviews, The Specials cemented their return in 2012 appearing at Hyde Park, London, to mark the end of the Olympics, joining other British icons, Blur and New Order.

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