In 1977, inspired by the attitude and message of punk, a band with distant island sound formed and changed the musical landscape forever. That band was The Specials.
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The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."
Bands like The Beat, The Specials, Madness and The Special A.K.A dominated the airwaves and dance floors. The movement behind these songs was political, it was for change.
What we can do is "enjoy ourselves" by striving to appreciate the wonder of our life and times, including the inevitable setbacks.
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