paid tribute to her influence on the big acts that followed, such as Massive Attack.
From 1996-2001, Dammers
served as CEO of his own elevator consulting firm, Dammers
and Terry Hall are but two cogs in a well-oiled machine, drummed into shape by a rigorous live schedule and seasoned by the dole queue.
They are joined by a host of acts, including The Cuban Brothers, DJ Jerry Dammers
, beatboxer Beardyman and The Whip.
JERRY DAMMERS Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 0121 444 2081, Sunday THE founder and songwriter of Coventry band The Specials ventures out for a rare evening of ska, reggae, roots, soul and funk.
One of the highlights of last year's Boss Sounds Festival was a DJ set from former Specials head honcho, Jerry Dammers
The Triptych festival, which takes place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen, includes gigs by The Vines, Go Betweens, Specials' Jerry Dammers
, Laurie Anderson, Roots Manuva and Talvin Singh.
With Pete Chambers THE legend that is Jerry Dammers
returns to the city to perform a DJ set at The Dog in Hertford Street as part of their 'Homegrown night'on Saturday August 3.
The Skatalites, Alton Ellis, Johnny Clarke, Eek A Mouse, DJ and MCs David Rodigan, Jerry Dammers
and Trojan Sound System are just some of the acts confirmed to appear.
The Dod's forthcoming, varied line-up includes a rare DJ set by The Specials founder member Jerry Dammers
and Birmingham-born Chris Rhythmdoctor on August 3, Depeche Mode tribute act Speak and Spell, Oxfordshire indie rock band Foals, Portishead's Andy Smith and former Soul II Soul frontman Jazzie B.
Keep on bothering him with these lightweight line-ups and he won't just be staying at home he'll be persuading Jerry Dammers
to pen a single called Jail Nelson Mandela, to escape the torture of his annual birthday bash.
We've always loved that music - Terry Hall, Jerry Dammers
- and you can't help but be influenced by it.
The line-up includes pioneers of the ska sound the Skatalites along with Alton Ellis, Johnny Clarke, Jerry Dammers
, David Rodigan and Eek A Mouse, plus the ever-popular Trojan Sound System.
and the rest of the 2 Tone Records crew may not have been good at conducting business meetings, but they knew how to make hit records (while The Specials, Madness and Co also inspired modern day artists like The Streets and The Ordinary Boys).
Just a few of the names already gracing the Wall, based at The 2-Tone Village in Ball Hill include Pauline Black, Hazel O'Connor, Vince Hill, Roger Lomas, Dave Swarbrick, Charley Anderson, Roddy Radiation Byers, Jerry Dammers
, Frank Ifield, Delia Derbyshire, Neville Staple and Horace Panter.