Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Black original rude boy photographer Gavin Watson talks about his teenage years and capturing 2 Tone style as worn by his elder brothers and friends, including a wee guy called Nev. This immediately set off an association in my head with Neville Staple, original rude boy and founding member of The Specials who are of course, almost on our doorsteps. Ska fans will no doubt descend upon Real Groovy in Queen Street at 2 pm on August 1 as Neville completes a signing session for his biography Original Rude Boy. As the bio says "Raucous and charming, Original Rude Boy is the story of a man who did too much, too young."