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Jerry Dammers: A Ghost From The Past

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 20 April 2007

THE MAN WHO created 2-Tone, Coventry's own Motown, and wrote Britain's most perfect fusing of politics and pop, the single 'Ghost Town' by his great band The Specials, has been away a long time. To some, he has seemed like a ghost himself: there and not there, often appearing on various bills as a DJ, but not writing a song that anybody has heard since 1984, and not playing live since 1994.

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