Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mitch Mitchell Dies in Portland

And a bit closer to home, as Neil Young celebrates his 63rd birthday, there is some sadness as drummer Mitch Mitchell died today in a hotel in Portland of natural causes, at age 61. Details here. Mitchell played on Hendrix's classic albums Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland.

Those who believe in an afterlife can only imagine the jam going on right now between Hendrix, Mitchell and bass player Noel Redding who died in 2003:

Or this:

1 comment:

Dr. John said...

Wow. He will truly be missed. I remember the clip you had of him, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and John Lennon playing together. The boy could hit the skins.
I also loved the moment in the movie "White Men Can't Jump" when Wesley Snipes can't believe Mitch Mitchell isn't black.