John Blackwell (1973-2017) Drum Solo - Rehearsals Buddy Rich 25th Memorial Concert
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Honoring the legendary drummer John Blackwell Jr
John Blackwell (September 9, 1973 - July 4, 2017) was only 43 years old when he passed away. One of the greatest drummers of the past 50 years and an inspiration to countless others. His talent, that let him to playing and recording with Prince for 12 years, being a nominated and Grammy Award winning drummer, and working with artists like Patti LaBelle, Cameo, Justin Timberlake, Bootsy Collins and D'Angelo, made him enter the realm of legendary drummers in no-time.
John Blackwell Jr at the Buddy Rich Memorial 2012
Drummerszone honors John Blackwell Jr with the videos below from the Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert in London in 2012. We had the priviledge to be there and record the show from the side of the stage. John simply played the roof off of the London Palladium on April 2, 2012.