Later, at EMI Records he worked with artists including Pink Floyd, The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones. Brad recognized that “Another Brick In The Wall” could be a daytime radio staple and against all expectations, delivered enough play to give Pink Floyd, thought of as an album band, a number one hit single.
Following the managing director and head of A&R Brad moved to Phonogram Records, running the radio department. Again, he was the first to spot a song’s hit potential, persuading his boss that “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners should be released as the first single form the album and again he delivered the airplay and a number one single.
A highlight at Phonogram was promoting Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and taking Sir Bob Geldof to radio interviews.
Brad was introduced to the legendary Seymour Stein, founded of Sire Records and worked in the London office. Here he identified an unlikely song as at hit giving Talking Heads a smash with “Once In A Lifetime” and also turning the album “Remain In Light” into a huge success.
In 1987 Brad and his family moved to New York City. He worked for both Atlantic and Arista Records in the international departments.
He recently began a new chapter in his career by becoming a manager, a role in which his well-established credentials as a “song man” are invaluable. It is these skills as well as his lengthy experience and contacts that Brad brings to The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation.