Terry Hall, the lead singer of The Specials, has died on the age of 63 following a brief sickness, the band introduced.
In an announcement launched on social media following his loss of life, the U.Okay. ska-punk band paid tribute to “our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced.”
The Specials have been fashioned in Hall’s residence metropolis of Coventry, England, in 1977.
Throughout their time collectively, The Specials produced a string of hit songs together with “Ghost Town,” which reached primary and was hailed for its social commentary having been launched throughout the riots throughout England in 1981.
The band break up that 12 months, after which Hall and two former bandmates went on to type Enjoyable Boy Three.
Enjoyable Boy Three achieved 4 UK prime 10 singles throughout their time collectively, till Hall left the band in 1983 to type The Colourfield.
The band’s assertion mentioned: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced.
“Terry was a wonderful husband and father and one of the kindest, funniest, and most genuine of souls. His music and his performances encapsulated the very essence of life… the joy, the pain, the humour, the fight for justice, but mostly the love.
“He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him and leaves behind the gift of his remarkable music and profound humanity.
“Terry often left the stage at the end of The Specials’ life-affirming shows with three words … ‘Love Love Love.’
“We would ask that everyone respect the family’s privacy at this very sad time.”
Bandmate Neville Staple tweeted he was “deeply saddened” to listen to about Hall’s loss of life, saying: “We knew Terry had been unwell but didn’t realise how serious until recently. We had only just confirmed some 2023 joint music agreements together. This has hit me hard.”
He added: “In the music world, people have many ups and downs, but I will hang onto the great memories of Terry and I, making history fronting The Specials and Fun Boy Three together. Rest easy, Terry Hall.”
After enterprise quite a lot of solo and collaborative tasks, it was introduced in 2008 that The Specials can be reforming for numerous tour dates and potential new music.
In September that 12 months, Hall and 5 members of the band carried out at Bestival music competition underneath the identify Very “Special” Company.
The Specials launched into a 2009 tour to have a good time their thirtieth anniversary and in 2018 supported The Rolling Stones throughout a live performance at Coventry’s Ricoh Area.
In February 2019, The Specials launched “Encore,” their first album of latest materials in 37 years.
Upon launch, the album went straight to primary on the Official U..Okay Album Chart, marking their first primary album, and the primary time that they had topped the charts since “Ghost Town” in 1981 and “Too Much Too Young” turned a primary in 1980.