Mitch Mitchell

The last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, drummer Mitch Mitchell, who died on Nov. 12 at 61, carried on as keeper of Hendrix's legacy long after the guitarist's death in 1970. Indeed, he had just completed a 19-city U.S. tour--Experience Hendrix--with blues star Buddy Guy and Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford when he was found dead in a hotel room in Oregon.

Born in Ealing in west London and self-taught on the drums, Mitchell was 18 when he met Hendrix and bass player Noel Redding (who died in 2003). In 1967, the three put out their first album, Are You...

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