20 Dec 2022

The Specials frontman Terry Hall dies aged 63

Amid the riots and recession of the late 70s and early 80s, the music of Terry Hall both captured the mood of the nation and challenged the status quo.

As frontman of The Specials, Hall – who has died at the age of 63 – pioneered the two-tone movement: a fusion of punk and Jamaican Ska which would produce hits like Ghost Town and Too Much, Too Young  whilst breaking down racial barriers.