Friday, November 14, 2008

Mitch Mitchell: RIP

Hard to believe that Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, sloughed the mortal coil earlier this week at the tender age of 61. He followed his compatriots, Noel Redding (2003, age 57) and of course Jimi himself who famously departed with a bad case of the rock musician's plague, vomit inhalation, back in 1970 when he was a mere 27 years old. A trio of fabulous musicians all gone and all too young. I've been playing "Hey Joe", "All Along the Watchtower" and other favourites a lot over the past few days and really should visit JH's graveside as it's only a few miles from where I live. At least these guys left a fabulous legacy at which we can only marvel. Here's a clip:

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