Specials

Formed 1977, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK
Label: 2 Tone
Musicians: Terry Hall (vcls); Neville Staples (vcls); Lynval Golding (gtr); Roddy Radiation [=Rod Byers] (gtr); Jerry Dammers [=Gerald Dankin] (kbds); Horace Gentleman [=Horace Panter] (bs); John Bradbury (drms)
Producers: Specials
Writers: Jerry Dammers
TT 1 Gangsters 21 Jul 1979 74-41-24-14-8-6-6-11-19-36-44-61 Pts: 180
Producers:
Writers: Robert Thompson
CHSTT 5 Message To You Rudy/Nite Klub 20 Oct 1979 41-28-19-10-12-17-32-54-74-67-60 Pts: 112
    from the album Specials (Oct 1979)  
    12 Jan 1980 69-74 Pts: 2
Label: 2-Tone
CDL TT 5001 Specials LP 27 Oct 1979 4-6-10-12-16-20-29-33-36-28 Pts: 58
    12 Jan 1980 19-17-11-8-7-10-11-17-17-21-18-19-23-24-30-43-48-41-41-35-49-35-51-46-42-54-53-55-67-69-65-64-74-69 Pts: 120
Label: 2 Tone
Writers: Jerry Dammers
CHSTT 7 Too Much Too Young 19 Jan 1980 15-1-1-2-4-13-21-48 Pts: 303
Producers: Dave Jordan
Writers: Roddy Radiation
CHSTT 11 Rat Race/Rude Boys Outa Jail 17 May 1980 18-8-5-7-11-10-33-42-75 Pts: 165
Producers: Dave Jordan/Jerry Dammers
Writers: Jerry Dammers/Neville Staples
CHSTT 13 Stereotype/International Jet Set 13 Sep 1980 50-31-25-6-22-23-53-63 Pts: 88
Label: 2-Tone
CHR TT 5003 More Specials LP 27 Sep 1980 6-5-9-22-34-39-56-60-75-61-73-xx-64-68 Pts: 46
    10 Jan 1981 43-43-49-46-74-70 Pts: 13
Label: 2 Tone
Producers: Dave Jordan/Jerry Dammers
Writers: Lynval Golding/Jerry Dammers
CHSTT 16 Do Nothing/Maggie's Farm 6 Dec 1980 70-34-24-19 Pts: 35
    from the album More Specials (Sep 1980)  
    10 Jan 1981 4-5-11-18-30-57 Pts: 123
Producers: John Collins
Writers: Jerry Dammers
CHSTT 17 Ghost Town 13 Jun 1981 21-6-2-1-1-1-2-5-12-22-30-47-56-73 Pts: 476
    sales: 500000  
Label: 2-Tone
Producers: Jerry Dammers/Dave Jordan/John Collins/Cuthell
CHR TT 5010 The Specials Singles LP 31 Aug 1991 21-17-10-16-24-38-44-60-72 Pts: 81

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