Lynval Golding

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Lynval Golding
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Background information
Born (1951-07-24) 24 July 1951 (age 63)
Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Origin Coventry, England
Genres New wave, ska, rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Associated acts The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Beat, Stiff Upper Lips, Steadfast United, Pama International, Gigantor

Lynval Golding (born 24 July 1951, in Saint Catherine, Jamaica) is a British musician. His family moved from Jamaica to Gloucester, before moving to Coventry when he was eighteen.[1] He is currently living in Gig Harbor, Washington. He is best known as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the British 2 Tone Records band, The Specials.[2]

He went on to co-found the Fun Boy Three with Terry Hall and Neville Staple.[3] Recently he was touring with The Beat, a reunion version of another second wave ska band. He started a band in Seattle, Stiff Upper Lips, that was fairly short lived, but which recently reformed as Gigantor.[4]

In 2007 he appeared live at the Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage with Lily Allen and fellow Specials / Fun Boy Three band member Terry Hall. He also played on the Park Stage, once again with Terry Hall and also Blur frontman Damon Albarn and beatboxer Shlomo, playing a version of The Specials hit "A Message To You, Rudy".

On 28 July 2007 Golding appeared with his current band, Pama International, at the Dunstaffnage music festival near Oban, Scotland.

Golding regularly tours the UK with Pama International, who have recorded three albums with his input on guitar. This band is signed to www.rockersrevolt.com, an independent record label.

He continues to tour with The Specials when not performing with Gigantor.

Discography[edit]

See also The Specials Discography, Fun Boy Three, Special Beat, Pama International

Artist Title Release
date
Label Details
The Special AKA In the Studio 1984 2 Tone Records Lynval Appears on "Free Nelson Mandela"
Robert Wyatt with The SWAPO Singers "The Wind Of Change / Namibia" (single) 1984 Rough Trade Lynval plays guitar - also features Jerry Dammers and Dick Cuthell
The Pogues "Live at The Town & Country Club" (VHS/DVD) 1988 Warner Brothers Lynval sings and plays guitar on "Rudi: A Message to You"
Various Artists The Shack 1993 BiB Records "Why?" and "Wear You to the Ball" credited to Neville Staple and Lynval Golding (both tracks actually Specials/Fun Boy Three demos[5])
The Soup Dragons Hydrophonic 1994 Polygram Lynval plays guitar on "Rest in Peace", with Neville Staple toasting
Various Artists Spare Shells: A Tribute to the Specials 2001 Pork Pie Appears with Skanic on "Do Nothing"
Militant Rhythm Section Mexican Weed Dub 2005 Utmost Guest
Pama International Trojan Sessions 2006 Trojan Records Guest (guitar, vocals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, George (22 October 2011). "Do You Remember The Good Old Days?". This is Gloucestershire. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "Biography: The Specials". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Fun Boy Three". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/thestiffupperlips/info
  5. ^ Paul Williams; You're Wondering Now: The Specials from Conception To Reunion - Part Two "Neville Staple" and "Lynval Golding" chapters