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Seb Shelton is a British musician and drummer for the bands The Young Bucks (1978–1979), Secret Affair (1979–1980), and Dexys Midnight Runners (1980–1983). [1] Shelton was offered the drummer's job in The Specials but turned it down. [2]

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Shelton went on to manage other rock bands and musicians including The Woodentops, [1] Tackhead, Adrian Sherwood, Keith Leblanc, Shelleyan Orphan, and Julian Cope. [3]

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  2. Panter, Horace (2008) Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey with The Specials, Pan, ISBN   978-0-330-44073-8, p. 62-3
  3. International Who's Who in Popular Music 2007, Routledge, ISBN   978-1-85743-417-0, p. 111