R.I.P: Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez, 1934-2015

September 7, 2015

The Specials – “A Message to You, Rudy” (1979)
The Specials – “Ghost Town” (1981)

Rodriguez would go onto be a major contributor to the short-lived, but highly popular 2 Tone U.K. ska revival, featuring on a number of albums, including these two massively popular singles, the first of which Rodriguez recorded years earlier with Dandy Livingstone. Check out Rico playing with The Specials in this music video for the single.