What kind of a sick joke is this, death? Why is it that you have taken three beloved figures of music from us within the span of a month? John Bradbury was the drummer for the seminal ska band The Specials. Or, more precisely put, The Special AKA, as The Specials were also known after the split of '81. Internationally, the band in this formation is probably best known for their 1984 hit Nelson Mandela (also known as Free Nelson Mandela).
John "Brad" Bradbury
16 February 1953 – 28 December 2015