The Specials just reported his death on their twitter feed.
‘It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to our great friend, the world’s greatest drummer, our beloved Brad. RIP’
The king of the rimshot was born in 1953 his crisp right drumming was part of the powerhouse rhythm section that made the band the premier dance band of their generation. A massive fan of northern soul with an understanding of the dynamics of the dance floor he also ran the JB’s Allstars – a soul revue and was a key part of the Specials recent reformation tour.