John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell
* July 09, 1947 † November 12, 2008
United Kingdom, United States
Rock drumming legend, Mitch Mitchell auditioned for The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the tender age of 19. He played on all three official Jimi Hendrix Experience studio releases. “ Are You Experienced”, Axis: Bold As Love” and “Electric Ladyland”.

A child actor and largely self taught on the drums, Mitch was influenced by the jazz musicians of his time such as Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Joe Morello & Tony Williams.

It is impossible to speak about Mitch without mentioning his amazing contribution to The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Mitch’s super-energetic rhythmic drive along with his exceptional improvisational skills earned him the reputation of being one of the pre-eminent Rock drummers in the world. Mitch left The Experience in 1969 soon after bassist Noel Redding’s departure. He later formed “The Band of Gypsies” with Hendrix and went on to play some of the most legendary live rock performances of all time including Woodstock (1969) and The Isle of White Festival (1970). After Jimi Hendrix’s death, Mitch went on to work with friends and fellow all-star musicians Jack Bruce, Larry Coryell and Michael Mandell among others.

Recently, Mitch has been recording and performing in Nashville, Tennessee with Larry Coryell and Jeff Berlin. He also recently played on The Bruce Cameron Midnight Daydream CD project along with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce.
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