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The Bodysnatchers were a seven-piece all-female band involved in the British ska revival of the early 1980s.

Similar FEMALE bands & groups include: The Deltones (mostly female), Althea & Donna (self-formed group with male back-up) & The Belle Stars (New Wave & Ska).

Formed in London by Nicky Summers in 1979, they released two ska/rocksteady singles on the 2 Tone record label. The Bodysnatchers' first concert was at the Windsor Castle pub in London, on 24 November 1979. After signing to 2 Tone, they undertook a tour supporting The Selecter. They appeared in the "Dance Craze" documentary film, featuring live performances by various British 2 Tone bands.

The lineup:
Rhoda Dakar (vocals), Nicky Summers (bass), Stella Barker (rhythm guitar), SJ Owen (lead guitar), Pennie Leyton (keyboards), Jane Summers (drums), Miranda Joyce (saxophone)

The Bodysnatchers played together for less than two years, with the group disbanding in 1981 and no album released. Singer Rhoda Dakar joined The Special a.k.a..


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