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RIP John Blackwell Jr.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassAgent, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Just read this. One of my fav drummers has died after a year battling with brain tumors. RIP master John Blackwell.
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  2. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    What a terrible loss, way too young.
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  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Oh man, I saw him with Prince, a dream drummer!
    Fly on John..................................................
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  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Aww, man...saw the title of this thread & thought "Oh, no...can't be".

    Hard hitting Funk. Check him out with Prince Live At the Alladin, Las Vgas.
  5. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    R.I.P. John, a monster drummer and showman. So sad:crying:
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  6. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    A great loss of a great talent! Here is my favorite tune from The John Blackwell Project CD that John composed. Will Lee is on bass:

    RIP John.
  7. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Here is a live studio version of the same song with an explanation by John on how he wrote it: