The Specials performing at Brixton Academy, London, May 2009 as part of their 30th anniversary tour.
|Genres||2 Tone, ska, New Wave|
|Years active||1977–1984, 1996–2001, 2008–present|
|Labels||2 Tone, Chrysalis, Virgin, Kuff|
|Associated acts||Fun Boy Three, The Spatial AKA Orchestra|
During the ska revival, bands began playing 1950s-style Jamaican ska music. The Specials often mixed other popular music styles from the 1970s and 1980s into their music, such as pop music and rock and roll.