...that led to the forming, split and re-forming of The Specials.
Whether you were a fan of The Specials from 1979-1981 and wondered what went wrong to cause the demise of the band you loved, or whether you're just discovering them for the first time, now that six of the original seven band members have re-formed for their 30th Anniversary Tour, and want to know more about the history behind the band, then this book is for you.
The author, Paul Williams (no, we're not related), a.k.a. "Willo", has pieced together the facts surrounding how the band initially formed, found success, touched the lives of millions of teenagers and then imploded in acrimony at their peak in 1981. He has then gone on to detail events from 1981 leading up to 2008 when band members got back together and started to rehearse again and finally, to the end of 2008, when it was announced that the 30th Anniversary Tour was to take place in 2009.
It's a book of interest to any Specials fan and judging by how quickly tickets to their shows sell-out there are a lot of us.