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Live music galleries: The Specials [2013]

(I got the idea for this series while sifting through the ‘piles’ of digital photos on my laptop. It occurred to me to share some of these great pics from some of my favourite concert sets from time to time. Until I get around to the next one, I invite you to peruse my ever-growing list of concerts¬†page.)

The Specials performing live at Ottawa Bluesfest 2013

Artist: The Specials
When: July 8th, 2013
Where: Claridge Home Stage, Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa
Context: Just last week, I posted a write up on my top five ever Second wave Ska tunes and of course, the number one song was the one I refer to below by The Specials. In that post, I made mention of seeing the band in person at Ottawa’s Bluesfest back in 2013 so I thought I’d share a few pics that I snapped from that show. The particular edition of The Specials on tour that year just happened to feature six of the original members, including the drummer John Bradbury, who passed away two years later. So I felt quite fortunate then, and even more so now, that I got a chance to see the band on that tour.
Point of reference song:
A message to you Rudy

Lynval Golding of The Specials
Horace Panter and Terry Hall of The Specials
Roddy Radiation of The Specials
The late John Bradbury of The Specials
Roddy Radiation, Jon Read, and Tim Smart of The Specials
Terry Hall of The Specials