You need flash!
no cover -  

Terry Hall

pop british new wave singer songwriter chillout

Terry Hall (born 19 March 1959, in Coventry, England) was the lead singer of The Specials, the Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, Terry, Blair and Anouchka and Vegas. He released his first solo album, Home, in 1995. He has also worked with The Lightning Seeds, Stephen Duffy, Dub Pistols, Gorillaz and Tricky.

Hall was an active member of the burgeoning Coventry music scene of the late 1970s, playing in local punk band Squad, and being credited as a composer on their single "Red Alert" / "£8 a Week". This scene also produced acts such as The Selecter and Hazel O'Connor.

As the frontman for The Specials (though initially called The Coventry Automatics), Hall primarily struck it big in Britain in 1979 when BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel played their single "Gangsters" on his show; the song was included in his Festive Fifty at #7 in that year. The Specials' first self-titled album features some of Hall's most recognizable and notable performances, including "Little Bitch", "Nite Klub", "Concrete Jungle", and "Gangsters".

In October of 1980, The Specials released their second album, More Specials. While singing such fan-favourites such as "Enjoy Yourself", "Rat Race", and "Hey, Little Rich Girl", Terry successfully helped the band recreate the upbeat music that the first album possessed. The next album The Specials recorded, 1984's In The Studio, did not include Hall.

After The Specials' last single with Hall, the UK #1 hit "Ghost Town", Hall left the band to start a new-wave group, Fun Boy Three, with two other Specials members, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples. Fun Boy Three's first hit single occurred in late 1981, entitled "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)", then followed-up in early 1982 with "It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", a duet with Bananarama. Fun Boy Three then provided guest vocals for Bananarama's single, "Really Saying Something". That same year, Hall and his bandmates appeared in the video for "Driving in My Car" by ska band, Madness. In February 1983, Fun Boy Three released Waiting. It consisted of the Top Ten hits "The Tunnel of Love" and the classic "Our Lips Are Sealed". The latter was a song Hall wrote with Jane Wiedlin, who had already made it into a hit the previous year with her group, The Go-Go's.

In 1984 Hall formed the Coventry based band The Colourfield, releasing the album Virgins & Philistines in 1985, which included the single "Thinking of You" (UK #12 hit single). This new musical direction would culminate in collaborations with the Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie, contributing a number of songs to the Seeds' Sense (1992), Jollification (1994), Dizzy Heights (1996) and Tilt (1999) albums. Hall also co-wrote the song "Smoke Rings" for Broudie's debut solo album Tales Told. The track was subsequently released as the lead track on the Smoke Rings EP.

In 2001 he appeared as a guest on the Gorillaz-D12 single "911", which was a song about terrorist attacks in the U.S.

In 2007 he provided vocals for many tracks on the Dub Pistols album Speakers and Tweeters.

Terry Hall dfcb3a37666548e185f671cb303f58e6 Terry Hall 3991edec8e4045dba59a5c4fcc569d99 Terry Hall 7179a77965df41b2b08285d3d3ddfd48 Terry Hall b230c760a53144fe9b237f72e3bc71b8 Terry Hall 2f9fbec56df44699a681e05e60bd2599 Terry Hall cc577a1e9801442b993b5a281286cd4f Terry Hall b90925bae15246e2b67038b246780f11 Terry Hall 4e292895e2824ea6ad73089d52a52aa8 Terry Hall 129e8f274fb44bcf9a8850361b8607e0 Terry Hall cde68816648d48bc805f71137268fe4b Terry Hall 807d9904e4d446ceba6bcdcb5265c207 Terry Hall 58196346bc9849fe9796c4b9c5205fad Terry Hall ce49efa7815e400b9c7b7e1605f8f080 Terry Hall 07cea68ca8da47b480ceec223386714d Terry Hall bbb46264115340c7b436abeea653ddb6 Terry Hall 1e0a2bb72a3b4d9a9d6ec4e660080b87 Terry Hall 4960cc03179e44d4a85a1d04add274b9 Terry Hall 2b4601b226fe4c2eb617c245b2b6979c Terry Hall eb6065328de44b9cb54b64628c426703 Terry Hall 9b43ac40ce744fee9950f36b16f2ecd5 Terry Hall 6469644c86524e94b9f2083b36af9a13 Terry Hall 86f1d84b624d4b18b5a8c024673a8195 Terry Hall 5b26357ea58c4487979dd5ef9569f658 Terry Hall 9ed1ddb5d4c649f1961894e0874ef7a6 Terry Hall 01c878faa891429e9e760b2bc8571a02 Terry Hall fd2b0ed093434e79939c280b51bd020e Terry Hall dc7d8d0d51ce46f7b935cd4b7cab3d4b Terry Hall f84ed40f6b754f3f801fdf60d94c034f Terry Hall 70e5dc75badd4098972194077c069fa3 Terry Hall 374937bbfe574daf96e4bd510d336b25 Terry Hall ecffb72d1b524afbb475b9a65d1bc598 Terry Hall 7065b4cb1492488ea226636841c3798e Terry Hall c4605134420e49978d117f9050f6546d Terry Hall dbee55d8f93942c78107e4f9ebd20a23 Terry Hall 0f2cb97b94b14cd10771c9e26f6b5dca Terry Hall 03bc225c2d914ee5afbdabd1895ef004 Terry Hall 4af3fc747a2d4e66bfca381cd3a285b7 Terry Hall 533e3a7a70bd4d87b14250c214cb12bb Terry Hall 4c7835c9346d4a7e8ee76ad2174d122a Terry Hall 6f5d1ff231da4be8a21f4432ce6b5263