Just a quick update. I’ve been wondering when I took my first set of Specials shots (with Gods Toys in support at the Butts SU). With various peoples help including Horace from the Specials the date was narrowed down to April – June 1979 which wasn’t very narrow at all. But the chance find of a slide of my bedroom wall circa 1979 has provided an answer, in the top right corner of the slide is the bottom of a Gangsters Specials poster, on which I could just make out the words Gods Toys, scanning it revealed a date: Friday 25th. There was only one Friday 25th in 1979 – in May. So my shots of Gods Toys and The Specials at the long demolished Butts SU, are from Friday 25th May 1979.
And if Paul Williams is reading this and you get to do a new edition of You’re Wondering Now – dont miss this gig out.