1. Hyperdub's The Spaceape Has Died

    October 02, 2014 5:56 PM EDT Stephen Samuel Gordon, aka the Spaceape , died Thursday (Oct. 2), according to his label, Hyperdub. "He passed away peacefully after a 5 year struggle with a rare form of cancer," a press release from the London-based record label said. "He leaves behind his wife Luciana and…

  2. The Specials Confirm North American Tour Dates

    February 03, 2010 11:11 AM EST T he Specials have confirmed the dates for the reunited British band's first North American tour in nearly 30 years. In addition to playing a top spot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the band will play club dates in Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York in April. As previously…

  3. The Specials To Make U.S. Return On 'Fallon' Show

    January 25, 2010 9:00 AM EST The Specials, the celebrated British band that reformed in 2009 after more than two decades apart, will play its first North American shows in nearly 30 years in April, starting with an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on April 13. The Specials are also one of…

  4. The Specials Extended Reunion, Plan Second U.K. Tour

    June 09, 2009 8:41 AM EDT Ska legends The Specials, whose heyday 30 years ago coincided with a grimly familiar backdrop of economic hardship and unemployment, are to embark on a 13-date reunion tour of Britain. The band says on its website it will start in November, after a string of successful shows to mark the…

  5. May 22, 2009

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham! 1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites. 1971 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Sticky Fingers,” the Rolling Stones. 1967 – Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last time on “The Tonight Show.” 1966 – Bruce…