One of the great understated and under appreciated rock drummers from the golden age, Mitch Mitchell, has died.
Along with B. J. Wilson of the first incarnation of Procol Harum, he is one of my personal favorites . Wrap your head around the following clip; I can assure you that when the first Hendrix lp, Are You Experienced, came out in '67 and my best friend put it on the stereo in his basement, the world was transformed. Mitch Mitchell was a big part of that transformation.
Here he is live, surely at one of the creative peaks of his career. The drumming is simply incredible.
Rest in peace,