Brad's real name was Melvin Thomas started out with the singing group the kingpins in the mid 1950's and performed on the 65 Special on TV. Later went out on his own as Brad Newman wrote and recorded several songs but never quite had a hit. Became very popular in the Isle of Wight singing and playing piano in clubs and pubs. Died in Spain in 1999. He was my cousin thougfh I never met him.