Roddy Radiation

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Birthday
5, 1955
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
England

About

British guitarist who blended ska, rockabilly, and danceable beats with his 2-Tone and ska revival band The Specials.

Before Fame

He was influenced by a range of musicians, from Elvis to Jimmy Dean.

Trivia

He has referred to his style of music as "Skabilly," a term he coined in 1981 in an interview with the Face Magazine.

Family Life

His dad was a trumpet player, as was his grandfather.

Associated With

His first group, the Wild Boys, was inspired by Lou Reed.