King go display in Coventry
Love And Pride hitmakers King are to be the subject of a new memorabilia exhibition at Coventry Music Museum.
The display, For Live And Pride, runs from this month until December, with entry at £3. It features stage costumes, interviews with all the band’s members, several pairs of Doc Martens worn on stage plus the chance to hear several previously-unheard songs.
It also features memorabilia from singer Paul King’s previous bands, ska group The Reluctant Stereotypes and New Wave rockers The Raw Screens.
Museum director Pete Chambers said of For Love And Pride: “After 2-Tone, it’s probably King that helped put Coventry on the music map. King moved into “Multi Tone” from 2-Tone, and helped light up the ‘80s music scene in Britain with Love And Pride and Alone Without You.”
King split in 1985 after their second album Bitter Sweet. Paul King became a presenter on MTV, and still works for the channel as a producer.