2-tone: The genre that brought musical styles and cultures together

Singer Roger Charlery, known as Ranking Roger, has died at the age of 56.

He was one of the vocalists of Birmingham band The Beat, and was a star of the 2-tone scene.

2-tone, which began in the late 70s with Coventry band The Specials, fused musical styles such as punk, ska, reggae and new wave together.

It was also a statement against racial divides in British society.

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