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JERRY DAMMERS & CORNELL CAMPBELL perform on Andrew Marr Show

2Tone founder JERRY DAMMERS and Jamaican singer CORNELL CAMPBELL performed live on the BBC One Andrew Marr Show this morning,

CAMPBELL sang one of his hit tracks “Queen of The Minstrels” backed by DAMMERS and his SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA.

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JERRY DAMMERS wins Ivor Novello award

Coventry’s JERRY DAMMERS, founding member of THE SPECIALS and the 2Tone label, has been given an ‘Inspiration Award’ at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards in London.

Former CLASH guitarist Mick Jones presented Dammers with his award and described him as “the Tsar of Ska”.

Dammers said the idea of protest music was still thriving.

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SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA reveals London date

2 Tone Records founder JERRY DAMMERS and his SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA have lined up a big show in London this summer.

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THE SPECIALS live in Cheltenham: fan-filmed video available

British ska band THE SPECIALS performed a long-overdue gig in Gloucestershire last night as part of a 15-date tour of the UK. Fan-filmed footage of “Monkey Man” can be seen below.

The Coventry band reformed in 2009 and had, up until now, kept fans in the West waiting more than 30 years for a local show.

The gig took place at Cheltenham Racecourse and was also something of a homecoming for guitarist Lynval Golding who grew up in Gloucester.

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