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Horace Panter: “Our message was serious but our music was uplifting.”

The Specials emerged from an era of British music like few others; one that combined the influences of both homegrown political dissidence and Jamaican dance-house music. In the late 1970s, The Specials produced the first and finest combination of multi-racial (and also collaborative) music that the UK had ever seen, inventing the term ‘Two Tone’

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When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.