Tuesday, December 29, 2015

John Bradbury 1953-2015

                     John's the one in the background here. But it was too wonderful a photo not to post!

A Social Media tribute from today from the other half of The Specials rhythm section, Horace Panter:

'It feels very strange to know that I will never work with my 'other half' of The Specials' rhythm section again. Brad jokingly referred to me as 'the glue', the man who held it all together, but he was the backbone, the bedrock of the music, and he was responsible for its signature sound, that tightly stretched snare and highly original style that he called 'attack drumming'. He drew on the drive of Northern Soul but had the jazz influences of ska and the sensuality of reggae. He always played like his life depended on it, always on the money, always in the pocket. To have been able to play music with him has been an absolute privilige and the fact that I'll miss him is the height of understatement. Thanks Brad, you played great!'

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