Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jimi Hendrix' Drummer, Mitch Mitchell Dies

CNN reports on the passing of Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience of the 1960s and the group's last surviving member, was found dead in his hotel room early Wednesday. He was 61.

Mitchell was a powerful force on the Hendrix band's 1967 debut album "Are You Experienced?" as well as the trio's albums "Electric Ladyland" and "Axis: Bold As Love."

Mitch Mitchell had a drumming style that stands out more than most. For example, when I let one of the old tunes run through my head, I rarely even notice the drums. Not so with this guy. As an example I give you Fire.

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