Jerry Dammers

British musician
Jeremy David Hounsell Dammers GCOT is a British musician who was a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the Coventry-based ska band the Specials and later the Spatial AKA Orchestra.Wikipedia
BornMay 22, 1955
HometownOotacamund, Tamil Nadu, India

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The sound of This Town: 10 essential 2 Tone songs

  • For a brief and rather glorious period at the dog end of the 1970s, the 2 Tone ska movement gripped the nation’s pop kids. Bursting forth from the Midlands with stylish chequered clothes and snappy black and white graphics, a frenetic mash up of punk and reggae celebrated multiracial harmony, with a colourful cast of characters pitching good time party anthems in direct opposition to a rising tide of racism embodied by the National Front movement.