Terry Hall, Lead Singer of The Specials, Dead at 63

Terry Hall, the legendary lead singer of the ska revival and two tone English band, The Specials, has passed away due to a brief illness at the age of 63.

The Specials originated in Coventry, England in 1977. The band found success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with “Ghost Town” (1981) being one of their most notable hits. The Specials were well known for their outspoken politics, especially concerning racial injustice. Terry Hall later left The Specials to form Fun Boy Three, and later a solo career in 1994. Hall regrouped with The Specials in 2019, and they release their last album, Encore (2019). Hall is survived by his wife, Linda Heymann, and three children.

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