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Mitch Mitchell
Full name John MItchell
Biographical facts
Birth date July 9th 1947
Birth place Ealing, Middlesex, England
Death date November 12th 2008
Death place Portland, Oregon, United States
Career facts
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals
Notable gear Premier drum kits
Ludwig Silver Sparkle
Ludwig double bass kit
Main bands The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, The Cry of Love, Ramatam
Official website

John Mitchell – more commonly known as Mitch Mitchell – was an English musician born on July 9th 1947 in Ealing, Middlesex. He was the drummer, percussionist and occassional backing vocalist of Jimi Hendrix' longest-running band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and went on to play in Hendrix's short-lived Gypsy Sun and Rainbows and The Cry of Love bands, The Dirty Macs and Ramatam, before his semi-retirement early in the 21st Century and his subsequent death in 2008.


Childhood (1947–1963)Edit

Early career (1963–1966)Edit

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1966–1969)Edit

Gypsy Sun and Rainbows (1969)Edit

The Cry of Love (1970)Edit

Ramatam (1972–1974)Edit

Later career (1974–1999)Edit

Retirement (2000–2008)Edit

Death (2008)Edit

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