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T he Specials are a British ska band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England.

In 1979, their debut LP hit the shelves and quickly soared into the U.K. Top Five. The album was produced by Elvis Costello and was released under founding member, Jerry Dammer's record label 2 Tone Records.

Following the success of their debut album, Specials, their second and final album, More Specials was released. This expanded the group's 2 tone sound to include lounge music and other influences.

After two albums and a string of very successful singles the band called it quits in 1981. The bands members moved onto their other musical projects.

In 2008, The Specials officially announced that they would reform and embark on a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009. The founding member, Jerry Dammers is not part of the newly reformed Specials and relationships between him and the rest of the band are still sore, particularly on Dammers' side of things.

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80s, punk, reggae


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