Things To Know About British star, Terry Hall Dead At 63
Terry Hall, frontman of the Specials, one of the most important British new wave bands of the 1980s, perished after a brief, unexpected illness, according to his coworkers. He was 63 years old.
Following the No. 6 peak of their 1979 single Gangsters in the UK singles charts, The Specials dominated the Top 10 for the next two years.
‘It is with tremendous regret that we announce the passing of Terry, our dear friend, brother, and one of the most gifted singers, songwriters, and lyricists this country has ever produced,’ the band wrote in a statement that was shared via Twitter.
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Ghost Town, a hypnotic, sinister tune that was released in 1981 and served as the soundtrack to the riots that summer in the streets of London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham against the use of stop-and-search methods by the police, brought this period to a close.
Terry Hall’s personal life was pierced by gloom. He was diagnosed with manic depression in 2004 after attempting suicide, and in a 2019 interview with Spectator, the musician spoke openly about a traumatic experience of child abuse. He claimed, “I was abducted, taken to France and sexually abused for four days,” he said. “And then punched in the face and left on the roadside
Rave legends Leftfield mourned the frontman: “Just heard the very sad news that Terry Hall has died. Such an amazing singer. He sang about real people and real issues. People I could identify with. Such a loss. A brave guy.”
According to Dailymail.co.uk, Bandmate Neville Staple led the tributes to the singer today, tweeting: ‘This has hit me hard. 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.
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