RIP JB _________________ Looks like a case of the blind leading the deaf to me
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:40 pm
waltjabsco79 Ska Face
Joined: 22 Feb 2010 Posts: 54
Location: carlow ireland
Very sad news _________________ Waltjabsco79
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:40 pm
phil wright Special
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 Posts: 537
Location: sutton coldfield
Such sad news and such a shock. A brilliant drummer and such an integral part of The Specials. RIP Brad.
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:54 pm
Shan Site Admin
Joined: 13 Mar 2003 Posts: 10804
Gutted What a phenomenal musician and lovely person. What an incredibly sad day. I'm so glad I was fortunate enough to witness Brad's most recent glory days behind the kit, and to meet him. Brad will be very much missed but never forgotten, sincere condolences to his family & friends xx _________________ "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:21 pm
Ben Williams Ska Face
Joined: 14 Jul 2011 Posts: 104
Post subject: RIP Brad.
Cannot believe the backbone of The Specials is on the last train to Skaville. He will pick up Lemmy on the way, have a good chat and collaborate tunes to play together beyond any stage. Brads drumming and Lemmys singing will resonate forever. So sad to hear this news today. Privileged to have seen The Specials numerous times, met Brad at the Ally Pally, a true gentleman. So, so SAD.
God bless. _________________ Ben Williams
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:32 pm
ska,d 4 life Ska Face
Joined: 18 Aug 2012 Posts: 106
Location: South Shrops.
R I P Brad, Legend!! _________________ Is this the in place to be..
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:48 pm
Fester Too Hot
Joined: 25 Aug 2008 Posts: 1758
No doubt there will be many tributes and anecdotes of Brad in the coming days ... I only met him once which was at Edinburgh Airport on way to Dublin ... I had been in the front row at the Edinburgh gig the night before and my ears were still ringing. His reply to my "stating the bleeding obvious" remark that he sure hit those skins hard .... "only way I know how mate" .....
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:52 pm
Paul Willo Site Admin
Joined: 16 Aug 2003 Posts: 9587
Location: High Coniscliffe
Very very sad to hear this. Like Rico who we also sadly lost this year he carried on with Jerry Dammers into the Special AKA so he was the drummer in two of my fave bands and the JB All Stars made great singles too. RIP
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:11 pm
Rankin Robbo Too Hot
Joined: 12 Aug 2003 Posts: 3155
Location: Royal Leamington Spa
RIP J.B. x _________________ !!!
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:23 pm
Sugarman Too Hot
Joined: 10 Dec 2008 Posts: 6062
Location: Sun Valley
We will miss you J.B.
Published on 29 Oct 2015 _________________ I'm having bags of fun
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:26 pm
saltyvinegar Ska Face
Joined: 13 Feb 2009 Posts: 134
Can't take this sudden news in. Why is it always the good that are taken so young ? _________________ I don't like life when things get dull
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:27 pm
Joined: 10 Feb 2009 Posts: 389
Location: Waterford Ireland
End of.an era, Rip Brad
Condolences to his family _________________ Hope the chip shop isin,t closed..
Cause the pies are really nice.
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:33 pm
tintin Ska Face
Joined: 06 Dec 2008 Posts: 53
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Such sad and unexpected news. He was as fit as a fiddle. Such a humble down to earth guy. Very approachable and always had time for the fans. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:55 pm
Joined: 21 Jun 2009 Posts: 370
One of my all time icons Rip JB x
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:23 pm
eskanga Ska Face
Joined: 05 Mar 2009 Posts: 192
RIP Brad. Sad sad day . An exceptionally gifted drummer and a true gentleman. _________________ Am I The Dog That Bit
The Hand Of The Man That Feeds It?
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:37 pm
Rude Ninio Stereotype
Joined: 29 Nov 2009 Posts: 39
Utterly shocked and unable to find the right words to express my sadness. My condolences to his family. Good bye JB and thanks for your rhythm and music, heaven is today black and white checkered. _________________ Bernie Rhodes knows, don't argue
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:41 pm
MIKE CORNWELL Site Admin
Joined: 25 Aug 2002 Posts: 3150
Location: LINCOLN UK
Post subject: Jerry remembers Brad
Jerry Dammers remembers John 'Brad' Bradbury, drummer with The Specials, who sadly died on Monday 28th December 2015.
"Hearing of Brad’s death has been a great shock to me and it is a very sad day indeed. I was friends with Brad and the two of us shared a house some time before the Specials . He was highly intelligent, had a very mischievous sense of humour which could be very funny, and he played the drums with an incredible amount of energy which was a very important part of the Specials' sound and live shows. We had some really great times together and it is truly tragic that he has died so young. My thoughts are with all his family".
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