Lynval Golding

Born 24 July 1951.

Biography

Lynval Golding (born 24 July 1951, in Saint Catherine, Jamaica) is a British musician. His family moved from Jamaica to Gloucester, before moving to Coventry when he was eighteen. He is best known as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the British 2 Tone Records band, The Specials.

He went on to co-found the Fun Boy Three with Terry Hall and Neville Staple. Recently he was touring with The Beat, a reunion version of another second wave ska band, and has started a newer band, Stiff Upper Lips, in the Seattle area. which was short lived.

In 2007 he appeared live at the Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage with Lily Allen and fellow Specials / Fun Boy Three band member Terry Hall. He also played on the Park Stage, once again with Terry Hall and also Blur frontman Damon Albarn and beatboxer Shlomo, playing a version of The Specials hit "A Message To You, Rudy".

On 28 July 2007 Golding appeared with his current band, Pama International, at the Dunstaffnage music festival near Oban, Scotland.

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