1/2. Paul Sexton tells the story of the rise and fall of Coventry-based record label and music genre
2 Tone, whose spirited late-70s fusion of punk and Jamaican rhythms targeted the social and economic inequalities of the day. The enterprise was the brainchild of Jerry Dammers , whose band the Specials (Gangsters, Too Much Too Young, Ghost Town) guaranteed a slew of chart hits alongside other 2 Tone acts Madness (The
Prince), the Selecter (On My Radio) and the Beat (Tears of a Clown).
Featuring interviews with Specials members Jerry Dammers , Terry Hall , Neville Staple and Lynval Golding , members of Madness, the Beat and the Selecter, plus producer Pete Waterman , musician Don Letts , ska singer Rhoda Dakar and others. Producer James Hale
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