Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mitch Mitchell, 1947-2008

News reports indicate that Mitch Mitchell (at the right in the picture, with Hendrix and Noel Redding, left), the drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead yesterday morning in his Oregon hotel room. He was 61 years old. Reports say Mitchell was found dead shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday in his room at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland. He apparently died of natural causes. The article reporting his death from the L. A. Times can be found here. Mitchell was the last the trio to live; they are all gone now.


Tim Lucas said...
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Tim Lucas said...

Mitch Mitchell also kept time for another '60s supergroup: The Dirty Mac, who performed only once as part of The Rolling Stones' ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS TV special. The lineup: John Lennon (vocals/rhythm guitar), Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richards (bass) and Mitch on drums. They played the hell out of "Yer Blues."