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RIP - Mitch Mitchell, Hendrix drummer dead at 61

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:07 pm
by Moderator777
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.
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Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:14 pm
by GreenMeanie
RIP :cry:

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:50 pm
by R1FSR
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 ....

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:05 pm
by StevieRayVai
I was just about to post this, indeed RIP to one of the greatest drummers of our time

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:09 pm
by RAI
What's that going to do for the tour?

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:37 pm
by litlgrnman
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.

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:43 am
by Seraphim
R1FSR wrote:At last the ultimate trio will be back together again .
That said it all :cry:

RIP

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:56 am
by Trinity777
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)

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:34 am
by EyE
Damn, RIP Mitch.

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:39 am
by lydian2000
R.I.P

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:50 pm
by Instrumentalrockrocks
: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

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:42 pm
by jemgirl
r.i.p. mitch. :cry: :cry:

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:36 am
by P-chy
RIP Mitch...
the first cd that i bought was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's one... they ARE great.

Re: RIP - Mitch Mitchell, Hendrix drummer dead at 61

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:37 am
by call_of_ktulu
Rest In Peace my friend Mitch Mitchell :cry: