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Tribute to Clive Bradley

Clive Bradley: Gone but Not Forgotten
November 28, 2006
It has been a year since the passing of one of the greatest pan legends in the history of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Clive 'Maestro' Bradley. Still, his legend and his genius has not been forgotten and the people who have been directly and indirectly affected by his magnificent work came out to show support and reminisce about him in a memorial service dedicated to him.

Master Musician Clive Bradley Dies
November 27, 2005
Master musician Clive Bradley, internationally revered for his work as arranger for the Witco Desperadoes steel orchestra, passed away on the 26th November 2005, at Port of Spain General Hospital.

Dr Bishop said. "Nobody handled the minor-key mode like Bradley. Nobody could make you weep at Panorama which, of course, is supposed to be a time of unbridled joyousness, but he captured the tragic underside of the human condition and gave it a voice that was utterly awesome, authentic and Trinidadian."

Desperadoes Pan Yard:
» November 27, 2005
» November 28, 2005
» November 30, 2005

Funeral Service:
» December 02, 2005 - Pt 1
» December 02, 2005 - Pt 2

Farewell To Clive Bradley in Pictures

Despers in Church
Clive Bradley's body was at Desperadoes Pan Yard from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday 2nd December 2005. Funeral Services for Clive Bradley was held at 10:00 am on Friday 2nd December, 2005 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Independence Square Port of Spain thence to the Diego Martin Cemetery for burial.

Family paying last respect at the cemetery
Moving send-off for pan icon Bradley
Hundreds turned up for the funeral of ace arranger and pan icon, Clive Bradley, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception yesterday.

It was a virtual who's who of the pan fraternity and the "hill" that converged on the church.

A video clip of Desperadoes playing Ordinary People at Clive Bradley's Funeral Service.

Bradley's Monument (new window) by Keith Smith,
Elegy for Bradley (new window) by Keith Smith,

Desperadoes Stage Side
A bit of Despers History from Roy Corrigan
Interview with Roy Corrigan, December 04, 2005
Rudolph Edwards: Journey with Desperados
Interview with Rudolph Edwards, July 19, 2005
An Interview with Clive Bradley April 14, 2004
By Charlene Phillip;

Desperadoes Steelband Photo Album

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