Jerry Dammers
(1955-present)

Aged 64

Jeremy David Hounsell "Jerry" Dammers, (born 22 May 1955) is a British musician who is a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the Coventry, England based ska revival band The Specials, The Special A.K.A. and The Spatial AKA Orchestra.

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band member of The Specials

Commemorated on 2 plaques

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51 Albany Road The birthplace of 2-Tone The ska phenomenon was created here by Jerry Dammers, The Specials and The Selecter It also served as the HQ for the iconic 2-Tone Record label

51 Albany Rd, Coventry, United Kingdom where they created the ska phenomenon

Coventry University (The Lanch) Jerry Dammers and Horace Panter of The Specials and Pauline Black of The Selecter all attended this University. The song 'Rat Race' was conceived in this building and the promotional video was subsequently filmed in the Main Hall in 1980.

Coventry University (The Lanch), Coventry, United Kingdom where they studied