music- the specials - uk ska band

music- the specials - uk ska band

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Paul Williams

Darlington, UK

#1 Oct 29, 2008
Hi there-

Im hoping someone can help me-
I am writing a book on British ska band THE SPECIALS and as part of that I am compiling a complete list of every gig/concert they performed between 1977-1981.
I only need one date now- I need the exact date if anyone can help.

They played in the ballroom of The Bradford Hotel in Boston,MA on 275 Tremont Street (now the Courtyard Marriott) in August 1981- but does anyone know what day?????

Any help gratefully received.

many thanks

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

Darlington, UK

#2 Oct 30, 2008
Paul Williams wrote:
Hi there-
Im hoping someone can help me-
I am writing a book on British ska band THE SPECIALS and as part of that I am compiling a complete list of every gig/concert they performed between 1977-1981.
I only need one date now- I need the exact date if anyone can help.
They played in the ballroom of The Bradford Hotel in Boston,MA on 275 Tremont Street (now the Courtyard Marriott) in August 1981- but does anyone know what day?????
Any help gratefully received.
many thanks
Paul Williams
Hi there

Did anyonme attend this concert at all?
Paul Williams

Darlington, UK

#3 Nov 18, 2008
Help! please LOL
Lawrence LaFerla

Nishinomiya, Japan

#4 Aug 11, 2012
I see I'm a few years late in replying. My band was one of the four who opened for The Specials that fateful night in Boston in August 1981. Guess what, though? I can't remember the exact date, either!

More info about our band:
http://lawrencelafer.la/dub7-007.html
Anonymous

Hyannis, MA

#5 Oct 19, 2015
I'm also tryna remember the date. I coulda sworn it was summer of 1980.
Does anyone have a list of the bands that played there 80/81? I went to tons
of shows there, and there was one in the spring or summer of 1980 that was
a ska band. I need to remember what band it was. I met my first boyfriend
at that show. I also remember trading my Tom Petty 'button' for a Sex Pistols
button at the show with someone in the audience! So if anyone knows any
bands/shows from Summer 1980 at the Bradford Hotel Ballroom lemme know!
thanks.
Shambala

Hudson, MA

#6 Mar 18, 2016
To the OP: Here's info on The Specials gig.

It was August 27, 1981, 9:00pm at the Bradford Ballroom at 275 Tremont Street.
The bands that played were: The Fabulous Billygoons, 007, Someone & the Somebodies, The Specials.
Shambala

Hudson, MA

#7 Mar 18, 2016
Paul Williams wrote:
Hi there-
Im hoping someone can help me-
I am writing a book on British ska band THE SPECIALS and as part of that I am compiling a complete list of every gig/concert they performed between 1977-1981.
I only need one date now- I need the exact date if anyone can help.
They played in the ballroom of The Bradford Hotel in Boston,MA on 275 Tremont Street (now the Courtyard Marriott) in August 1981- but does anyone know what day?????
Any help gratefully received.
many thanks
Paul Williams
August 27
Merchgirl

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Jan 10, 2017
Anonymous wrote:
I'm also tryna remember the date. I coulda sworn it was summer of 1980.
Does anyone have a list of the bands that played there 80/81? I went to tons
of shows there, and there was one in the spring or summer of 1980 that was
a ska band. I need to remember what band it was. I met my first boyfriend
at that show. I also remember trading my Tom Petty 'button' for a Sex Pistols
button at the show with someone in the audience! So if anyone knows any
bands/shows from Summer 1980 at the Bradford Hotel Ballroom lemme know!
thanks.
I bet if you contact Fred Taylor at HT Productions in Boston, he would know. He did most of the bookings at the Bradford in the early 80's. I know, because I worked for him back then...

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