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About James Bradley Jr.
As early as the age of three, JBJ’s musical talents were being realized by his parents as they saw him retrieving pots and pans from the kitchen cabinet to perform on. Because his parents were performing musicians, they were able to give James support and teaching. James Bradley, Jr. was a child-drumming prodigy and at the age of four he was recognized as the worlds youngest professional drummer. Appearing on major television shows in the sixties such as “I’ve Got A Secret”, “Steve Allen”, “Jack Benny”, “Art Linkletter”, “Nat King Cole”, “Hollywood Palace”, and many others. And then a contract with Paramount Pictures, where JBJ played a part in the movie “Cool Hand Luke”.
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My mother and father were performing at a press party for Muhammed Ali about 1962. My father had been telling his friends that his four-year-old son could play the drums. I guess a lot of people didn’t believe him, so my mother and father took a break, and they just …