Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers has left The Specials

"</p Roddy Byers announced this morning that he has left The Specials to concentrate on his band the Skabilly Rebels and solo projects.

A statement given to the Coventry Telegraph stated” Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers has left the band too concentrate on his solo career. He will be appearing as a special guest on Dave Wakelings ‘The English Beat’ UK tour in March.”

Roddy was the lead guitarist in The Specials as well as songwriter and singer. He is credited in giving the band their raw punk edge and contributed such songs as ‘Rat Race’ and ‘Concrete Jungle’.

This news leaves four Specials to carry on the name and sound of the iconic band who will be playing this year’s Isle of White festival.

 

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