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John Bradbury (drummer)

John Bradbury
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Background information
Birth name John Bradbury
Also known as Brad, JB
Born (1953-02-16) 16 February 1953 (age 61)
Coventry, England
Genres Soul, reggae,
Occupations Drummer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, activist
Instruments drums, Vocals, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, congas, bongos,
Years active 1968–present
Labels RCA Victor, EMI, Chrysalis, Two Tone,

John "Brad" Bradbury (born 16 February 1953, Coventry, England) is the drummer with The Specials. He co-wrote "The Selecter", a joint "A" side with "Gangsters".

He joined The Special AKA when the original Specials split in 1981; they had a Top 10 hit with "Free Nelson Mandela". Bradbury agreed to participate in the reunion tour of The Specials in 2009.[1][2][3]

Bradbury attended Kingston-upon-Hull Regional College of Art where he was awarded BA (Hons) Fine Art, and Aston University where he gained a PGCE.


External links

  • The Specials
  • 2 Tone website

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