Pete Waterman, John 'Brad' Bradbury, and Tom Strickland black plaque in Coventry

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Virgin Records. Pete Waterman OBE the first Specials manager ran the Soul Hole record shop on the first floor of this building.
John 'Brad' Bradbury of The Specials worked here, as did The Automatics vocalist Tom Strickland

Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born 15 January 1947) is an English record producer, occasional songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. As a member of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting team he wrote and produced many hit singles. He is the owner of significant collections of both historic and commercial railway locomotives and rolling stock, a passion and expensive hobby made possible by the commercial success of the acts he signed.

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John "Brad" Bradbury (born 16 February 1953, Coventry, England) is the drummer with The Specials. He co-wrote "The Selecter", a joint "A" side with "Gangsters".He joined The Special AKA when the original Specials split in 1981; they had a Top 10 hit with "Free Nelson Mandela". He was the main instigator. During the lifespan of the Special AKA, he also headed a band called JB's Allstars, releasing several singles on 2-Tone. Bradbury agreed to participate in the reunion tour of The Specials in 2009.Bradbury attended Kingston-upon-Hull Regional College of Art where he was awarded BA (Hons) Fine Art, and Aston University where he gained a PGCE.[citation needed]

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Tom Strickland is an American lawyer who was formerly chief of staff to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Interior Department. Strickland served as United States Attorney for Colorado and was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate for Colorado in 1996 and 2002. He joined WilmerHale as a partner in September, 2011.

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