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Jerry Dammers Honours Rico Rodriguez

The music veteran, who joined the band in 1979, died in London last Friday (04Sep15) at the age of 80, and his death has now been mourned by founding member Dammers. In...

Christine Mcvie & Jerry Dammers Pick Up Top Honours At Ivor Novellos

Fleetwood Mac star Christine Mcvie and The Specials founder Jerry Dammers have been honoured with distinctions at the 2014 Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London.MCVie was handed a lifetime achievement award at the 59th annual...

Jerry Dammers Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela With Special Performance

The Specials founding member Jerry Dammers has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela with a unique instrumental performance of his 1984 track, FREE Nelson Mandela.The song, originally performed by The Specials Aka, became a rallying call...

Suggs' Boat Terror With The Specials Star Jerry Dammers

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson and The Specials star Jerry Dammers spent three hours marooned on Lake Geneva after a speedboat stunt went wrong.The two British musicians hired the vessel during a trip to Montreux,...

New Order, Primal Scream And Spiritualized To Headline Festival No. 6

New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized will headline Festival No. 6.The bands are to play in the Welsh village of Portmeirion - famously used as the setting of cult TV series 'The Prisoner' - which...

Mad Weekend

Madness' House of Fun Weekender will be a "24/7 mad piece of s**t".The 'One Step Beyond' band are staging a two day event in Minehead in Southern England and singer Suggs promises the band have...

The Specials To Record Again?

The Specials have hinted they may record a new album next year. The UK ska band - who originally broke up in 1980 after two albums, before reforming in 2008 for a huge reunion tour...

Dammers: 'Specials Reunion Will Be Shortlived'

Ska icon JERRY DAMMERS fears the new SPECIALS reunion won't last long - because key members won't be able to resolve their differences during a summer (09) tour of "inappropriate venues". The former band leader has...

Specials Reunion Battle Continues

THE SPECIALS' comeback tour is becoming overshadowed by a feud between frontman TERRY HALL and songwriter JERRY DAMMERS. The pair has been bickering since the reunion was announced last year (08). Dammers accused Hall of excluding...

Hall Denies Dammers' 'Driven Out' Claim

THE SPECIALS frontman TERRY HALL has dismissed accusations he banished fellow singer JERRY DAMMERS from their comeback tour. The reformed British ska band has lined up a string of gigs across the U.K. in the spring...

Dammers Accuses The Specials Of 'Driving Him Out' Of Reunion

Legendary musician JERRY DAMMERS has slammed his former THE SPECIALS bandmates' 2009 reunion plans - insisting he has been "driven out" of their comeback tour. The British ska band is preparing to reform for a...

Winehouse Plans Special Duet For Mandela Gig

AMY WINEHOUSE is preparing a unique treat for NELSON MANDELA's birthday concert this Friday (27Jun08) - she's planning a duet with THE SPECIAL AKA star JERRY DAMMERS. The Rehab hitmaker is reported to be teaming...

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