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Mitch Mitchell

Born: 1947-07-09 - Died: 2008-11-12
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes


Death Summary: John “Mitch” Mitchell was found dead at 3:00 AM on November 12, 2008 in his room at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland. It is believed that he passed away from natural causes.

He had spent the last 4 weeks on the “Experience Hendrix Tour” with fellow tour mates which included Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Hubert Sumlin, Chris Layton as well as Eric Gales and Mato Nanji.

Mitchell was the last surviving member of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Who was Mitch Mitchell : Mitchell was the drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was praised for his work on songs such as “Voodoo Child”, “Third Stone from the Sun”, “Fire”, and “Manic Depression”.

Mitchell came from a jazz background and was influenced by some of the greats; Elvin Jones, Joe Morello, and Max Roach.

His stint with the legendary trio last from October 1966 to mid 1969.
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12 Signatures in Mitch Mitchell's guestbook

  1. Victor Romero Says:

    dang! one of the best ever
    thanks for the hits. rip as well as jimi

  2. T.J Semaken Says:

    yeah he was easy going kind of guy r.i.p

  3. Layne whiting Says:

    thank you for rocking detroit all these years.

  4. Peter Cooper Says:

    Thanks for the experience ! Just great music.

  5. cheryl lanning Says:

    You and your group were real pioneers. You will be missed. Thanks for your life you gave to us.

  6. Mitchell Mueller Says:

    You rick and will be missed keep playing that music forever

  7. Mitchell Mueller Says:

    You rock and will be missed keep playing that music forever

  8. Jeff Says:

    Excellent drummer one of my personal early influences,if you never have you must listen to
    electric ladyland RIP Mitch thanks for all the great riffs

  9. gary vetere Says:

    great player

  10. Bucky Ghoststroke Says:

    thinking about you. Thankfully they are positve memories.

  11. drummah Says:

    He inspired my kit and the hat I wore in the 60s

  12. Gary Minadeo Says:

    Very influential drummer. I hope you guys have a band going on up there.


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