Musician Terry Hall of The Specials, performing in 2014. Hall has died at the age of 63 following a brief illness. Photo: via AP
Musician Terry Hall of The Specials, performing in 2014. Hall has died at the age of 63 following a brief illness. Photo: via AP
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Terry Hall, singer with The Specials, dies at 63

  • Hall and his deadpan vocals helped create defining ska sounds of post-punk Britain, a time of racial tension, economic gloom and urban unrest
  • The Specials, with black and white members, had hits including the melancholy ‘Ghost Town’, which topped UK music charts in 1981 as cities erupted in riots

Musician Terry Hall of The Specials, performing in 2014. Hall has died at the age of 63 following a brief illness. Photo: via AP
Musician Terry Hall of The Specials, performing in 2014. Hall has died at the age of 63 following a brief illness. Photo: via AP
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