Yesterday, we found out about the passing of Lemmy of Motorhead.
This morning, we got word that legendary drummer John Bradbury of The Specials and The Special AKA, died on Monday at the age of 62.
It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to our great friend, the world’s greatest drummer, our beloved Brad. RIP pic.twitter.com/yYBFyQmuLy
— thespecials (@thespecials) December 29, 2015
“Brad’s drumming was the powerhouse behind The Specials and it was seen as a key part to the Two Tone sound,” his family told the BBC in a statement. “He was much respected in the world of drumming and his style of reggae and ska was seen as genuinely ground-breaking when The Specials first hit the charts in 1979. He was an integral part of The Specials reforming in 2008 and toured with them extensively up to the present day. His contribution to the world of music can not be understated and he will much missed by family, friends and fans alike. It is the family’s sincerest wish that they are allowed the time to remember him privately.”