Friars history with The Specials is
deeper than you may think. It was on the Clash On Parole tour in 1978,
the support band, The Coventry Automatics changed their name just before
they took to the stage and announced to David Stopps that they should be
introduced as The Specials.
The rest of course is history.
They came back headlining and quickly selling out in 1980, one of he
UK's most dynamic and lyrically charged bands.
In 2013, the band came back to
Friars and broke all box office records.
The Specials accepting the Friars Heroes
Award, May 2013. Seen in order are Horace Panter, Lynval Golding,
John Bradbury and Terry Hall
Pictures Mike O'Connor
The Specials history at Friars