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WRONG NOTES: a blog of ear reverence

Wrong Notes collects posts on music, art, culture and fun stuff. Also included: news about the Ear Reverends.

RIP Mitch Mitchell / Voodoo drums

Coincidentally, I was just reading-up about the new Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle when I heard about the death of Mitch Mitchell (drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience).

I am kind-of at a loss for words simply because nothing says more about Mitch Mitchell's drumming than listening to Mitch Mitchell's drumming. But, great drummer—and, over the years, I always wished he'd shown up on more recordings with post-Hendrix artists.

A couple videos to remember Mitch: first a drum solo on "Voodoo Chile" with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Sweden, 1969. Then, a video with Mitch as the drummer in The Dirty Mac (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell) doing "Yer Blues" on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in 1968.

(On this second video, the song comes on after a minute of silly dialog between John Lennon and Mick Jagger.)

RIP Mitch Mitchell


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