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Specials frontman Terry Hall discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Specials frontman Terry Hall discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

As frontman of the Specials Terry Hall was totally at odds with other pop stars of the time. After leaving the band at the height of their fame in 1981 Terry went on to from Fun Boy Three and the Colourfield - before embarking on a career that's seen him work with Damon Albarn, Lily Allen, Sinead O'Connor and leap from style to style in way few artists do (or can). All while maintaining this deadpan sense of humour and his own unique vocal style.

Terry doesn't often do interviews, but in this show he talks about his early musical loves growing up in Coventry (Perky and Edith Piaf - which says a lot about him), the early days and huge success of the Specials and the in-fighting and pressures that led him to quit the band.

He also discusses his passion for Patti Smith and Easy Listening, working with Albarn as a member of Gorillaz and his experience suffering a breakdown and the reasons for getting the Specials back together for their triumphant gigs in 2008 and his plans to start writing songs again.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 13 May 2020 01:00

Music Played

  • The Specials

    RAT RACE

    • THE SPECIALS SINGLES.
    • 2-TONE.
    • CCD-5010.
  • Édith Piaf

    LA VIE EN ROSE

    • 30TH ANNIVERSAIRE.
    • EMI.
    • 827-0972.
  • The Move

    FIRE BRIGADE

    • The Very Best Of....
    • Metro.
    • METRCD-031.
  • David Bowie

    KOOKS

    • HUNKY DORY.
    • EMI.
    • CDP 79-1843 2.
  • Pink Floyd

    Echoes

    • ECHOES (THE BEST OF PINK FLOYD).
    • EMI.
    • 7243-5361112 5.
  • Richard Hell & The Voidoids

    BLANK GENERATION

    • RICHARD HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS.
    • WARNER BROS.
    • NA.
  • The Specials

    GANGSTERS

    • The Specials Singles.
    • Chrysalis.
    • CDP-3218232.
  • The Specials

    GHOST TOWN

    • THE SPECIALS SINGLES.
    • POLYGRAM.
    • CCD-5010.
  • The Specials

    Blank Expression

    • THE SPECIALS.
    • TWO TONE RECORDS.
    • CCD-5001.
  • Fun Boy Three

    THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM

    • THE BEST OF FUN BOY THREE.
    • CHRYSALIS.
    • CPCD-1469.
  • Terry Jacks

    SEASONS IN THE SUN

    • HERE COMES SUMMER.
    • BMG.
    • 74321-286102.
  • Terry Hall & Mushtaq

    A Gathering Storm

    • THE HOUR OF TWO LIGHTS.
    • HONEST JONS.
    • 07243-59099026.
  • The Specials

    ENJOY YOURSELF (IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK)

    • Best of the Specials.
    • Britannia Music.
    • BMDS-70702.
  • Jeff Buckley

    GRACE

    • GRACE.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 475 928-2.
  • Slowdive

    Sugar For The Pill

  • The Yummy Fur

    Independant Pop Song (Radio 1 Session, 18th June 1995)

Broadcasts

  • Sun 20 Oct 2013 12:00
  • Sun 27 Oct 2013 02:00
  • Sun 5 Jan 2014 01:00
  • Thu 11 Jan 2018 01:00
  • Wed 13 May 2020 01:00

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