Terry Hall

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Terry Hall: Specials frontman died of pancreatic cancer, says bandmate
Specials bassist Horace Panter recounted Hall’s final months – and their plans to record a new album – in an emotional note shared on Facebook

Laura Snapes

21, Dec, 2022 @12:17 PM

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Terry Hall united black and white just as Stormzy does now. Music needs their ‘better vision’ | Pauline Black
We are still fighting the same fight for equality he championed back then, says Pauline Black, author and lead singer of the 2-Tone band The Selector

Pauline Black

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Terry Hall: his 10 greatest recordings with the Specials and beyond
The singer’s musical free spirit scored him hits with everyone from the Specials and Fun Boy Three to collaborations with the Go-Go’s and Bananarama

Dave Simpson

20, Dec, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Terry Hall obituary
Singer with the Specials whose chart-topping Ghost Town evoked the sense of social collapse gripping Britain at the turn of the 80s

Adam Sweeting

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Terry Hall was the self-assured eye of the Specials storm
As the pioneering 2 Tone band’s lead singer, Hall’s impassive style made him a star – and helped him weather the vicissitudes of fame, the changing charts and British decline

Alexis Petridis

19, Dec, 2022 @10:42 PM

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Terry Hall: lead singer of the Specials dies aged 63
Having survived a tough childhood in Coventry, Hall became one of pop’s defining voices at the turn of the 80s, chronicling British decline and disfranchised youth with the 2 Tone band

Laura Snapes

19, Dec, 2022 @10:41 PM

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The Specials: Protest Songs 1924-2012 review – genre-hopping calls to action
This selection of covers runs the gamut from Bob Marley to Frank Zappa and proves an excellent stop gap for the perennial activists

Damien Morris

26, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Specials review – veteran fighters strike a chord with young recruits
The highly influential band bring their 40-year campaign against injustice to a new generation of music fans

Caroline Sullivan

16, Apr, 2019 @11:42 AM

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The Specials: ‘Respect people. Be kind to people. What else have we got?’
On the eve of their first album in four decades, 2 Tone’s finest talk to Miranda Sawyer and, further down, answer questions from readers and famous fans

Miranda Sawyer

03, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Soundtrack of my life: Terry Hall
As the Specials return, the singer tells Will Hodgkinson about classic threads, dreads and odd Sunday dinners

Will Hodgkinson

15, Mar, 2009 @12:01 AM

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The Specials: ’It’s something I wanted again in my life’
They broke up in a Top of the Pops dressing room in 1981, but now the Specials are back. In their first post-reformation interview, they tell Alexis Petridis how good it feels

Alexis Petridis

20, Feb, 2009 @12:01 AM

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Interview: Terry Hall
Podium politics took the Specials to number one. But Terry Hall is relieved to have got off his soapbox, he tells Dorian Lynskey

Dorian Lynskey

22, Jul, 2003 @10:46 AM

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