Too Much, Too Young
… So many Specials hits sung by Terry Hall that marked hearts and minds.
Elvis Costello, who produced the band's debut album in 1979, shared his sadness following news of the singer's death.
“Sad to learn last night of the passing of Terry Hall, by Lynval Golding.
Terry's voice was the perfect instrument for true and necessary songs on "The Specials".
This honesty can be heard in so many of his songs, in joy and sadness.
My condolences to his family and friends,” Elvis Costello wrote on Twitter.
Les Libertines, who performed Gangsters with Terry Hall last August, tweeted their "love" with the band's two singers, Pete Doherty and Carl Barât sharing their respective grief.
The Charlatans' Tim Burgess hailed a "genius" whom he was "honored to consider a friend".
Boy George said today was "a very sad day".
The UB40 group mourned "another premature departure" with the passing of Terry Hall.
The group The Coral thanked “Terry Hall for his music, his inspiration and for being kind to us in our debut”.
Singer Billy Bragg recalled that "The Specials were a celebration of how British culture has been invigorated by Caribbean immigration" and that "their lead singer's onstage behavior was a reminder that they were serious about challenge our perception of who we were in the late 70s”.
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UK: Terry Hall, lead singer of ska band The Specials, dies aged 63