Drummer John Bradbury passes away at 62

British musician and producer John Bradbury passed away at the age of 62 on December 28, 2015. Bradbury was a drummer with The Specials group. The ska group sent out the news in a Tweet.

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The Specials informed, “It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to our great friend, the world’s greatest drummer, our beloved Brad. RIP.” The drummer joined the group in 1979 and had continued to be with the reversioned band The Special AKA that had a top 10 hit with Free Nelson Mandela. The drummer also took part in The Specials reunion tour in 2009 and had also headed the band JB Allstars.
The representatives of the band said that the drummer passed away in England but no cause of death was mentioned. The family of Bradbury in a statement said, “It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the very sad news that our much loved husband and father John ‘Brad’ Bradbury passed away on Monday the 28 of December.”
The Specials was known for Brad’s drumming and was seen as a major part to the Two Tone sound. The band was popular during the 60s and had seven UK top 10 singles including ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’.

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