Charley Anderson, Aitch Bembridge, Desmond Brown, Neol Davies, and 5 others in Coventry

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The Holyhead Youth Club. In the basement of this building reggae and blues jam sessions took place between Charley Anderson, Aitch Bembridge, Desmond Brown, Neol Davies, Lynval Golding, Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson, Silverton Hutchinson, Ray King and others. The music created here was fundamental in the development of the 2-Tone sound that would follow.
Neville Staple also operated a sound system from here.

The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid 1979.The Selecter featured a racially diverse line-up. Their lyrics featured themes connected to politics Reinforcing the songs of Neol Davies were the voice and rude girl style of Pauline Black and the rhythms of Desmond Brown on the Hammond organ. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up a handful of hit singles in the British charts.The Selecter reformed in 1991 and vocalist, Black, continued to perform and release music under The Selecter name until 2006. Some confusion emerged over two competing lineups for the Selecter in 2011, between that featuring Davies and that featuring Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson, In June 2011 Black applied for, and won, The Selecter trademark and the right to use the name herself.

Source: dbpedia

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are a 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart.After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, several members of the group abruptly left to form the Fun Boy Three. Continuing on as "The Special AKA" (a name they used frequently on earlier Specials releases), a substantially revised Specials lineup issued new material through 1984, including the top 10 UK hit single "(Free) Nelson Mandela". Afterwards, founder and songwriter Jerry Dammers dissolved the band and pursued political activism.The group reformed in 1993, and have continued to perform and record with varying lineups (but without Dammers).

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Neol Davies (born 26 April 1952) is a musician, composer and original member and founder of the British ska group, The Selecter.Born in Coventry, Davies wrote the instrumental tune "The Selecter" from which the band got their name in 1979. It was a double A side with "Gangsters" by Special AKA which was the first 2 Tone Records single and reached 6 in the UK charts in July 1979. Davies formed the seven piece band The Selecter and wrote their hit songs "On My Radio", "Missing Words", "Three Minute Hero" and "The Whisper".

Source: dbpedia

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.Golding regularly tours the UK with Pama International, who have recorded three albums with his input on guitar. This band is signed to www.rockersrevolt.com, an independent record label.He continues to tour with The Specials as well as perform with groups such as The Aggrolites and the Georgetown Orbits.

Source: dbpedia

Neville Eugenton Staple (born 11 April 1955) is an English singer for the two-tone ska band, The Specials as well as his own combo, The Neville Staple Band. Along with Ranking Roger, he also sings in Special Beat.

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