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Terry Hall - The Specials/Fun Boy Three/Colourfield - dead at 63

Old 12-19-22, 05:51 PM
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Terry Hall - The Specials/Fun Boy Three/Colourfield - dead at 63

Not seeing any info on cause, though The Specials tweeted it was after a brief illness.

Great voice. I fucking loved his voice.
Caught The Specials on an anniversary tour a few years back. Still sounded wonderful.
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Re: Terry Hall - The Specials/Fun Boy Three/Colourfield - dead at 63

The Go-Go's toured with The Specials in England. Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin and him had a brief affair (while he was with another woman). This resulted in them writing the song "Our Lips Are Sealed." They each released a version of the song with their respective bands (his band at that time was Fun Boy Three).
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Ugh. Kicking myself for never seeing them, even if it was the 90s/00s reunion shows and not the original act. I did see the mashup of The Specials and English Beat, naturally called Special Beat, but never The Specials proper.
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The only time I saw The Specials was in the late 90ís, so no Terry Hall at that time.
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Did any of these bands ever have hit songs? I've never heard of any of them.
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Re: Terry Hall - The Specials/Fun Boy Three/Colourfield - dead at 63

Terry Hall discovered Bananarama.

Fun Boy Three sang on their song-Really Saying Something
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RIP - Never got to see him live but the music was appreciated.
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Re: Terry Hall - The Specials/Fun Boy Three/Colourfield - dead at 63

For me, and most likely all of America, my first exposure to The Specials and ska music was when they performed on SNL:


You can easily see the link between punk music and ska in that clip. And while I did watch this episode live when it aired, I have to say I was just not ready for this kind of music yet.

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