NEWS / The Specials drummer John Bradbury has died at the age of 62.
Bradbury joined The Special AKA following the split of the original Specials in 1981 with three members becoming Fun Boy Three. John (JB) was the band’s drummer for the hit ‘Nelson Mandela’.
As a songwriter John wrote ‘The Selecter’, the double A side of ‘Gangsters’ for The Specials.
Bradbury was also the drummer for the reunited Specials in 2009 after getting together for an appearance on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’. That lead to a full-blown reunion and a tour of Australia and Japan.
The latter day Specials recorded the live album ‘More … Or Less … The Specials Live’ from their European tour of 2011.
The Specials announced the death of John Bradbury in a tweet. (Bron: Music-News)