Mitch Mitchell 1970


Mitch Mitchell 1970, hand-drawn backstage at the Fillmore East, NYC on January 31, 1970 where he played with Jack Bruce & Friends, age 23.
Jack Bruce (bass), Larry Coryell (guitar), Mike Mandel (organ) and Mitch Mitchell (drums).

In beginning of January 1970, while Hendrix was working with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, Mitch joined the new Jack Bruce & Friends.
This will turn out to be the “forgotten supergroup” of early jazzrock.
Sadly, no studio recordings have surfaced so far, but the existing bootleg recordings (from at least 3 shows) leave no doubt about how great this band sounded.

Mitchell joined Hendrix later that year in September to tour.

Mitch Mitchell was an English drummer and child actor, who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Mitchell auditioned for the Jimi Hendrix Experience on October 6, 1966 and was chosen over Aynsley Dunbar in a coin toss.
Mitchell’s fast, driving, jazz-influenced playing meshed well with Hendrix’s open-ended, revolutionary approach to the electric guitar.
He played on the three best-selling Experience studio albums, Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold As Love (1968), and Electric Ladyland (1968).

In 1974, he auditioned for Paul McCartney’s band Wings but lost the part to Geoff Britton in another coin toss.
For the rest of the 1970s through to the 1990s, Mitchell, semi-retired and living in Europe, continued to perform and occasionally record.

He spent his final days celebrating Hendrix’s music on the 2008 Experience Hendrix Tour.

Five days after the tour ended, Mitchell died in his sleep on November 12, 2008 in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland of “natural causes”.
Mitchell had been in ill health for many years due to an immune system disorder and cancer.

He was 62.

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