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The Specials enjoy themselves

Betsy Sherman, Boston Rock, 1 October 1981

YOU COULD'VE taken a seat in the Bradford Hotel lobby and gotten a pretty good show for free. Besides all manner of impatient fans milling about, there was a celebrity parade. Various members of the Specials would wander through, as well as some of their guest musicians. Even Jeanette Lee of Public Image Ltd. was spotted (that black lace "Flowers of Romance" get-up was a dead give-away).

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