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
The Coventry-born drummer was a founder member of Coventry ska band The Selecter, before joining influential 2 Tone group The Specials in 1979.
Bradbury then went on to form the soul-orientated act JB Allstars, who released the last ever single on the 2 Tone record label, ‘Alphabet Army’.
John was part of The Specials’ eagerly anticipated 2009 reunion tour, and continued to perform with the band – who were expected to announce a 2016 tour soon – until his death.