Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sad milestone: Jimi Hendrix Experience, RIP

I’m saddened and honored that I’ve now buried two-thirds of the Jimi Hendrix Experience — who, with the passing of drummer Mitch Mitchell on Wednesday, are now extinct. (That’s my unbylined Noel Redding obit from 2003.)

I think of a Simpsons gag from way back with Jimi and Bach up in the clouds playing air hockey. “That’s game, Hendrix!” Bach says.

... and I mean that in the most hallelujah-the-boys-are-up-in-heaven kind of way.

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), Noel Redding (1945-2003) and Mitch Mitchell (1946-2008), RIP.



1 comment:

tresider said...

ringo starr had better watch his back. that's two major sixties drummers you've written obits for in the past week and we all know these things come in threes.