Longtime Promo Rep Bob Brady Passes
November 30, 2016 at 5:19 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends its condolences to family and friends of longtime promotion vet BOB BRADY, who passed away yesterday. BRADY worked promotion for UNITED ARTISTS and EPIC RECORDS, as well as spent 20 years at AIR.
Early on, BRADY played piano, guitar and had a big horn band, BOB BRADY AND THE CONCHORDS, which played They did a cover of SMOKEY ROBINSON’s “More, More, More of your Love” for A&M RECORDS, which had a small national profile in ’67. However, many of today’s programmers will remember BOB as a complete promo man when he was with AIR, always more interested in the song and its effect on listeners than its chart numbers, gains or losses or profile.
In 2003 or so, BOB had a severe heart attack that forced him to limit his ability to continue working. More recently, he was diagnosed with cancer and beat it into remission, but one of the side-effects of the treatment was a weakening of an already weak heart. He passed away within hours of going to a hospice yesterday (29th).
BRADY leaves behind two grown children and his long-time companion DONNA.