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John Bradbury of THE SPECIALS passes away

Drummer John “Brad” Bradbury of classic 2Tone ska band THE SPECIALS has passed away at the age of 62.

Bradbury joined THE SPECIALS in 1979 and played with the band up until his death.

The Coventry band tweeted the news: “It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to our great friend, the world's greatest drummer, our beloved Brad. RIP.”

Bradbury passed away in England on 28 December, but no cause of death has been given yet.

News of his death comes just months after trombonist Rico Rodriguez died.

In 2012 THE SPECIALS put out a live album called More...Or Less. The Specials Live on EMI.