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The Mail on Sunday - 2021-10-10

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2 TONE: THE SOUND OF COVENTRY

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Woke students complaining about racist Britain could learn much from the story of the 1970s 2 Tone label, which with its acts The Specials (with Terry Hall, right), The Selecter and Madness aimed for racial harmony through a blend of Jamaican reggae beats and the snarl of punk. Chief architect was Specials keyboardist Jerry Dammers and its beating heart was multicultural Coventry. Dammers makes a rare appearance in this film, which also features interviews with 2 Tone notables Neville Staple and Pauline Black. Later pop supremo Peter Waterman also assesses the label’s legacy. BBC iPlayer, available now

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