Too Much, Too Young

The Story of Two Tone

Paul Sexton tells the story of how in 1979, The Specials led an invasion of ska bands that had the whole country dancing with a series of hit records on the 2-Tone label.

Acts included Madness, The Selecter and The Beat.

It was the brainchild of the Specials' Jerry Dammers whose plan was to create his own Motown Records...in Coventry!

Paul follows the fortunes of all the 2-Tone bands and reveals how the label succeeded and then ultimately failed.

Featuring new interviews with Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding and members of Madness, The Beat and The Selecter.

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20080809

The Story of Two Tone

1/2. Paul Sexton tells the story of how in 1979, The Specials led an invasion of ska bands that had the whole country dancing with a series of hit records on the 2-Tone label. Acts included Madness, The Selecter and The Beat. It was the brainchild of the Specials' Jerry Dammers whose plan was to create his own Motown Records...in Coventry!

Paul follows the fortunes of all the 2-Tone bands and reveals how the label succeeded and then ultimately failed. Featuring new interviews with Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding and members of Madness, The Beat and The Selecter.

20080816

The Story of Two Tone

2/2. Paul Sexton tells the story of how in 1979, The Specials led an invasion of ska bands that had the whole country dancing with a series of hit records on the 2-Tone label. Acts included Madness, The Selecter and The Beat. It was the brainchild of the Specials' Jerry Dammers whose plan was to create his own Motown Records...in Coventry!

Paul follows the fortunes of all the 2-Tone bands and reveals how the label succeeded and then ultimately failed. Featuring new interviews with Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding and members of Madness, The Beat and The Selecter.

01*20080809

The Story of Two Tone

Paul Sexton tells the story of how in 1979, The Specials led an invasion of ska bands that had the whole country dancing with a series of hit records on the 2-Tone label.

Acts included Madness, The Selecter and The Beat.

It was the brainchild of the Specials' Jerry Dammers whose plan was to create his own Motown Records...in Coventry!

Paul follows the fortunes of all the 2-Tone bands and reveals how the label succeeded and then ultimately failed.

Featuring new interviews with Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding and members of Madness, The Beat and The Selecter.

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6M01*20081111

Paul Sexton tells the story of the 2 Tone record label and the band at its centre, The Specials.

Featuring interviews with Jerry Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, as well as members of Madness, The Selector and The Beat.

6M02*20081112
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6M04 LAST20081114