The Specials performing Gangsters on Top of the Tops, photo Chalkie Davies, 1980
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"I really like this photo, but, can you get a pair of scissors and cut us out?" You mean silhouette you onto a white background? "Kind of, but can you do it badly?" "So it looks cheesy, then just stick it on a piece of card" Album Sleeve meeting with Jerry Dammers 1979

The Specials by Chalkie Davies, 1979
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The Specials, photo by Chalkie Davies, Coventry 1979

The Specials, photo by Chalkie Davies, Coventry 1979

The Specials, photo by Paul Slattery, Coventry, 1979

The Specials, photo by Paul Slattery, Coventry, 1979

The Specials: Jerry Dammers, The Face #1, May 1980
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The Specials

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The Specials: Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall, NME, 1981
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The Specials, by Mark Osborne, 1979

The Specials, by Mark Osborne, 1979

The Specials, photo by Godlis NYC, 1980
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The Specials, photo by Godlis NYC, 1980

The Specials: Jerry Dammers signing the cheque for the ‘Ghost Town’ sessions at Woodbine Street, 1981

The Specials: Jerry Dammers signing the cheque for the ‘Ghost Town’ sessions at Woodbine Street, 1981

The Specials in Dublin, photo by Jill Furmanovsky November 1979
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The Specials in Dublin, photo by Jill Furmanovsky November 1979

The Specials, January 1980

The Specials, January 1980

The Specials at the Hope & Anchor pub in Islington 1979

The Specials at the Hope & Anchor pub in Islington 1979

The Specials, 1980
The Specials: Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers, live 1979

The Specials: Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers, live 1979