The City of Los Angeles Honors Legendary Ska Band‘The Specials’

40 years after The Specials first came to LA - the city honored them with their own day

At a city council ceremony on Wednesday, councilwoman Monica Rodriguez said the bands music is “emblematic of the strength derived from our diversity”

Here's what the band had to say:

“We’re delighted to have May 29th named ‘The Specials Day’ in Los Angeles. We love the city and have found Los Angelenos to be some of the warmest and most enthusiastic audiences in the world. We love spending time there and have made a great many friends over the years. It’s extremely rewarding to see our music resonate so deeply with the people of Los Angeles and we thank the LA City Council for this honor. We share it with the fans.”

In case you need a crash course on The Specials

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