21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jerry Dammers [Library Music DJ Set]

Jerry Dammers is the founder, main songwriter and keyboard player of the UK ska/rock/reggae band The Specials, and the founder of the 2 Tone record label. In the late seventies and early eighties, The Specials/Special AKA had many “hits with a message”, including the haunting Ghost Town and the anti-Apartheid anthem Free Nelson Mandela written by Jerry. He started DJ ing at the Wag Club with Paul Weller at a benefit for the miners’ strike in 1984, and has carried on ever since, building up a reputation as a deejay.

At this event , rather than playing ska, Jerry will be exploring other areas in which he has developed a reputation as a DJ, playing 60’s 70’s and 80’s”library” music – originally made as “off the shelf” background music for films or TV programmes, with some cosmic jazz and psychedelia thrown in, all on an Outer Space Age theme.

Days

Sunday 2019