Tribute wall installed remembering 'one of Coventry's favourite sons' Terry Hall - The Coventry Observer

Tribute wall installed remembering 'one of Coventry's favourite sons' Terry Hall

Coventry Editorial 4th Jul, 2023   0

A PERMANENT tribute wall to remember legendary Coventrian and ‘The Specials’ frontman Terry Hall has been installed at the Coventry Music Museum.

The tribute includes a painting of the iconic Two-Tone singer by Rick Hadfield as well as a selection of photos of Terry.

Visitors are invited to leave their own tributes, messages and memories of Terry on the wall.

The much-loved ‘Enjoy Yourself’ singer, who grew up in Hillfields, passed away in December aged 63 after a brave battle with cancer.

Alongside the rest of ‘The Specials’, Terry helped to pioneer the Two-Tone movement when the genre exploded out of Coventry in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

As well as producing classic records including ‘A Message to You Rudy’ and ‘Ghost Town’ with the band, Terry was also frontman for Fun Boy Three and Colourfield.

Coventry Music Museum curator Pete Chambers BEM knew Terry well.

He said: “We are a compact museum, but it was important to find a space where we can honour this unique musician and divine frontman.

“His passing had a profound effect on so many people, so it would have been remiss of us not to record the life of one of Coventry’s most famous sons.”


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