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Mitch Mitchell RIP

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Just got word that Mitch Mitchell had been found dead. Only 62 years old.

http://www.pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=11816

Mitch Mitchell Dies

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 1:26PM

Mitch Mitchell, drummer and last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead in a Portland, Ore., hotel Nov. 12.

Mitchell was touring with the "Experience Hendrix Tour," which wrapped its West Coast leg Nov. 7.

Sgt. Brian Schmautz, a Portland police spokesman, told the Oregonian that an employee at the upscale Benson Hotel called police after discovering Mitchell's body. "It was natural causes," Schmautz said, "so we weren't involved beyond that."

Mitchell pioneered a drumming style that would later be known as fusion. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Oh no!

That's a horrible loss. I wish his family and friends the best through these time.

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And then there were none. RIP Mitch.

Damn near went to the Experience Hendrix show when it came to town last month, wished I had now.

Edited by danelectro

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:o I can't believe it...Mitch was a great drummer it's such a loss...

RIP

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Is that the first 'full band' to be gone?

Looks like a reunion on the other side then.

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Looks like a reunion on the other side then.

I like your thought, it made me smile, after I was close to tears reading the sad news...

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Another great one bites the dust. Curious as to what the autopsy report shows...heart attack? 61, 62 is still pretty young.

I was too young to see Jimi Hendrix, and only just got to see Mitch Mitchell live for the first time the Sunday before the election, Nov. 2, as part of that Hendrix Experience Tribute concert.

Boy am I glad I did. He was an influential drummer, like Keith Moon, in that wild kinetic

style.

Edited by Strider

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What a loss. Mitch was an incredible drummer.

R.I.P Mitch. One of the greatest rock 'n' roll drummers. He could realy drum!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiMu_ZSbKn4

Mitch Mitchell drum solo. Maybe one of the greatest drum solo's I ever heard.

R.I.P

My husband, who is a huge fan of Hendrix and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, emailed me that clip. I agree that it really is one of the greatest drum solos I've heard.

I was too young to have seen Mitch during his days with Hendrix but I saw him several times with his other band, Ramatam, when they were touring with Humble Pie. My husband also remembers seeing Mitch with Edgar Winter.

RIP Mitch and thanks so much for all of the amazing music you gave us.

An interview with Mitch

Edited by MadScreamingGallery

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Another great one bites the dust. Curious as to what the autopsy report shows...heart attack? 61, 62 is still pretty young.

I was too young to see Jimi Hendrix, and only just got to see Mitch Mitchell live for the first time the Sunday before the election, Nov. 2, as part of that Hendrix Experience Tribute concert.

Boy am I glad I did. He was an influential drummer, like Keith Moon, in that wild kinetic

style.

That's pretty cool you got to see him. I wich I got the chance too..

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R.I.P Mitch. One of the greatest rock 'n' roll drummers. He could realy drum!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiMu_ZSbKn4

Mitch Mitchell drum solo. Maybe one of the greatest drum solo's I ever heard.

R.I.P

Excellent solo.....what a dream team! Your music will live on forever. Thank you and RIP Mitch!

Edited by Dancin'Days

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