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Friday May 3rd 2013

friars aylesbury phase four - waterside theatre, exchange street, aylesbury

the specials inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2013

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with roddy byers

 friars aylesbury eleventh birthday party

 
The Specials
Essential Motion
 
related friars history (click on date)

The Specials Wednesday June 28th 1978 (as The Coventry Automatics) Thursday June 12th 1980

Roddy Radiation and The Tearjerkers Friday November 5th 1982

 
setlist - the specials
concrete jungle; do the dog; dawning of a new era; gangsters; it's up to you; monkey man; blank expression; rat race; rich girl; why pt; doesn't make it alright; pearls cafe; i can't stand it; international jet set; friday night saturday morning; stereotype; man at c&a; do nothing; ghost town; message to you; nite klub; little bitch; too much too young; maggie's farm;  enjoy yourself; you're wondering now
setlist - essential motion
silly games; red red wine; one love; three little birds; i can see clearly now; stir it up; good thing going
 
band line up
The Specials
TERRY HALL LYNVAL GOLDING  RODDY BYERS  JOHN BRADBURY  HORACE PANTER JON READ  ADAM BIRCH  TIM SMART  DREW STANSALL NIK TORP
essential motion
dayle shaw (drums)  felix ruiz (keys) simon bridgeman (bass) ross o'riely (guitar)  samantha pullen (vocs)
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gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

 
 
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what happened next
The Specials had petered out by 1981. Dammers led a revived Special AKA most notably having a huge hit with Free Nelson Mandela. Hall, Golding and Staples formed the successful Fun Boy Three. Hall also had some success with Colourfield.

The Specials reformed in 2008 and played hugely successful tours in 2009. The reformed line-up did not include Jerry Dammers who now tours as The Spatial AKA Orchestra

This reformed line up returned to Friars Aylesbury in May 2013 without Dammers and Neville Staple. They also broke every Friars record going for ticket sales.

John Bradbury died in December 2015

 
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