The mighty Specials, leaders of the 2 Tone movement in Britain at the close of the seventies, who would disband in 1981 with seven UK top 10 singles, appeared at Melbourne's Palace Theatre as part of their 30th Anniversary Reunion Tour on Thursday.
Thirty-odd years on from their beginnings, The Specials still have a lot to offer fans in the live department.
From 1979 to 1981, The Specials enjoyed 7 straight consecutive Top 10 singles in the UK charts, including two number ones. 33 years later, the rude-boys made it to Adelaide for the very first time.
The Specials look back on drugs, performing with Amy Winehouse and changing the course of modern music.
There's going to be something to keep you running between stages all day at this one.
The Godfathers of two-tone return to Australia for some super special Bluesfest sideshows.
Bluefest has added Crosby Stills and Nash, The Specials, Lucinda Williams, Seasick Steve and more to its already impressive lineup.
2-tone legends THE SPECIALS were in the festival spirit as they faced our rigorous Pop Quiz. Lynval Golding was right on the ball - even offering Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins some inspired advice.
The Specials teach a full Palace the meaning of fun
Here this weekend for Bluesfest (and again in July with The Specials), Neville Staple muses on the legacy of ska.
Here's another name to add to the Splendour wish-list - ska legends The Specials are bringing the original line-up to Australia in July.