RIP - Mitch Mitchell, Hendrix drummer dead at 61

For discussion of all general music topics, Favored Nations artists, Vai-related musicians and all other artists and bands.
Post Reply
User avatar
Moderator777
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 6:40 pm

Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix's Drummer, Dies, KGW-TV Reports
By Chris Dolmetsch

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead in a Portland, Oregon, hotel today, KGW-TV reported, citing a medical examiner. He was 61, according to Web sites including allmusic.com.

Mitchell's body was found just after 3 a.m. at the Benson Hotel, the station reported. He probably died of natural causes, KGW-TV said, citing the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

Mitchell played for the Jimi Hendrix Experience from 1966 to 1969 and backed the legendary guitarist at the Woodstock and Isle of Wight festivals. He had been playing with a Hendrix tribute tour that stopped in Portland last week, the station reported.

Hendrix, whose hits included ``Purple Haze,'' died of a drug overdose at the age of 27 in 1970.
:(

--------------
Moderator777
www.vai.com
User avatar
GreenMeanie
Member
Member
Posts: 674
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:52 am

RIP :cry:
User avatar
R1FSR
Member
Member
Posts: 1843
Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 3:45 am

AWW MAN
I am devestated mitch was one of the nicest guys around i got to jam with him a good few years ago ..he spoke of Hendrix like he was still here and got all teary about his death even after all this time .

At last the ultimate trio will be back together again .

sleep well my friend

RIP


.....will the wind ever remember
The names it has blow in the past?
And with this crutch, its old age, and its wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries mary ....
User avatar
StevieRayVai
Member
Member
Posts: 204
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:33 pm

I was just about to post this, indeed RIP to one of the greatest drummers of our time
User avatar
RAI
Member
Member
Posts: 3195
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:23 pm

What's that going to do for the tour?
User avatar
litlgrnman
Member
Member
Posts: 1074
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 5:15 pm

Wow. That's sad to hear. My friend just served him at the hotel bar where she works in Omaha a couple of weeks ago. He was still out on tour playing music and having a good time.
User avatar
Seraphim
Member
Member
Posts: 1832
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:16 pm

R1FSR wrote:At last the ultimate trio will be back together again .
That said it all :cry:

RIP
Trinity777
Member
Member
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:04 pm

Seraphim wrote:
R1FSR wrote:At last the ultimate trio will be back together again .
That said it all :cry:

RIP

I'm sad too! :cry:

At least now they can jam when ever they want to!

My deepest sympathys.

R.I.P.




Trinity777 8)
User avatar
EyE
Member
Member
Posts: 1997
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:50 am

Damn, RIP Mitch.
User avatar
lydian2000
Member
Member
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:43 am

R.I.P
User avatar
Instrumentalrockrocks
Member
Member
Posts: 850
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:26 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
damn... he used to be one of my all-time heroes


Shred On :guitar
User avatar
jemgirl
Member
Member
Posts: 2970
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:21 pm

r.i.p. mitch. :cry: :cry:
User avatar
P-chy
Newcomer
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:22 am

RIP Mitch...
the first cd that i bought was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's one... they ARE great.
User avatar
call_of_ktulu
Member
Member
Posts: 201
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:54 am

Rest In Peace my friend Mitch Mitchell :cry:
Post Reply