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16th Feb '16 8:16:54 AM Dravencour
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* TheBabyTrap: The song "Stupid Marriage" is about a young woman who does this to get a guy to marry her.
31st Jan '16 3:35:09 PM Q4
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The band released two albums and seven consecutive top ten singles before breaking up in 1981 when Hall, Staple and Golding left to form a new group (Fun Boy Three), Roddy Radiation struck out on his own and Horace Panter decided to quit. Reverting back to the original name of the Special AKA, Dammers kept the band going long enough to make a third, less successful album (though the single "Nelson Mandela" was a hit), and the group had disappeared by the mid-1980s. After several attempts to get the band back together during TheNineties, the Specials reformed in 2009 with their original line-up and a new horn section, but Jerry Dammers himself was conspicuously absent.

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The band released two albums and seven consecutive top ten singles before breaking up in 1981 when Hall, Staple and Golding left to form a new group (Fun Boy Three), (Music/TheFunBoyThree), Roddy Radiation struck out on his own and Horace Panter decided to quit. Reverting back to the original name of the Special AKA, Dammers kept the band going long enough to make a third, less successful album (though the single "Nelson Mandela" was a hit), and the group had disappeared by the mid-1980s. After several attempts to get the band back together during TheNineties, the Specials reformed in 2009 with their original line-up and a new horn section, but Jerry Dammers himself was conspicuously absent.
29th Dec '15 7:12:23 PM Quag15
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Their drummer, John Bradbury, died at the age of 62 on December 28 of 2015.

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Their drummer, John Bradbury, died at the age of 62 on December 28 of 2015.
2015. Three months earlier, Rico, the trombonist, had passed away.
29th Dec '15 7:10:41 PM Quag15
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Their drummer, John Bradbury, died at the age of 62 on the penultimate day of 2015.

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Their drummer, John Bradbury, died at the age of 62 on the penultimate day December 28 of 2015.
29th Dec '15 7:09:27 PM Quag15
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Their drummer, John Bradbury, died at the age of 62 on the penultimate day of 2015.
15th Oct '15 3:07:40 AM moloch
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Keyboard player Jerry Dammers was undoubtedly the driving force behind the band and perhaps even the entire 2 tone movement. As one of the founders of 2 Tone Records, Dammers provided a springboard for many aspiring ska groups thanks to the 2 Tone policy of contracting an artist for one single with no obligation to produce further records for the label. Bands who benefitted from these unconventional arrangements included {{Music/Madness}} and the EnglishBeat, both of whom released successful debut singles under the 2 Tone label before moving on to different companies.

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Keyboard player Jerry Dammers was undoubtedly the driving force behind the band and perhaps even the entire 2 tone movement. As one of the founders of 2 Tone Records, Dammers provided a springboard for many aspiring ska groups thanks to the 2 Tone policy of contracting an artist for one single with no obligation to produce further records for the label. Bands who benefitted from these unconventional arrangements included {{Music/Madness}} and the EnglishBeat, The Beat, both of whom released successful debut singles under the 2 Tone label before moving on to different companies.
14th Apr '15 6:06:12 AM DrImpossible
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No relation to the film.

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[[Film/TheSpecials No relation to the film.
film.]]
14th Apr '15 6:04:21 AM DrImpossible
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No relation to the film.
24th Feb '15 6:21:03 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "It Doesn't Make It Alright" from ''Specials'', which is a slow and peaceful song about [[BeYourself being yourself]], in contrast to much more energetic (and [[LyricalDissonance spiteful]]) tracks from the album.
8th Mar '14 2:03:11 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: "Why?" was written by Lynval Golding in response to a violent race-related attack that left him with broken ribs.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: "Why?" was written by Lynval Golding in response to a violent race-related attack assault that left him with broken ribs.hospitalised.
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