Mitch Mitchell. Mitchell was the world’s first hard-rocking drummer with jazzy chops, and perhaps the most influential of the ’60s. His work with Jimi Hendrix threw every rock and roll drummer for a loop. Anchored by bassist Noel Redding’s steady hand, Mitchell successfully blended the improvisational freedom of jazz drumming with the speed, power and flash of rock. In the process, he developed a unique chemistry with Hendrix’s unprecedented guitar playing that has never been equaled.

Mitch Mitchell. Mitchell was the world’s first hard-rocking drummer with jazzy chops, and perhaps the most influential of the ’60s. His work with Jimi Hendrix threw every rock and roll drummer for a loop. Anchored by bassist Noel Redding’s steady hand, Mitchell successfully blended the improvisational freedom of jazz drumming with the speed, power and flash of rock. In the process, he developed a unique chemistry with Hendrix’s unprecedented guitar playing that has never been equaled.

Mitch Mitchell drummer of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. #cSw:) - https://www.pinterest.com/claxtonw/drummer-drumming/ - I elected this photo not must for the #HISTORY pin of a famous band: It amused me to compare this SIMPLE drum kit to those we see on concert stages these days. We should give MUCH more respect to the skills shown on just a few drumset pieces during performances! Nice black and white #vintage #drumkit photo pinned via tlsdrums13's #DRUMS & #DRUMMERS #Pinterest board.

Mitch Mitchell drummer of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. #cSw:) - https://www.pinterest.com/claxtonw/drummer-drumming/ - I elected this photo not must for the #HISTORY pin of a famous band: It amused me to compare this SIMPLE drum kit to those we see on concert stages these days. We should give MUCH more respect to the skills shown on just a few drumset pieces during performances! Nice black and white #vintage #drumkit photo pinned via tlsdrums13's #DRUMS & #DRUMMERS #Pinterest board.

So cool that even on the beach Jimi Hendrix rocks velvet pants #jimihendrix

So cool that even on the beach Jimi Hendrix rocks velvet pants #jimihendrix

One time supergroup: The Dirty Mac feat. John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell

One time supergroup: The Dirty Mac feat. John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell on Ludwig drums circa 1968

Mitch Mitchell on Ludwig drums circa 1968

Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1968.

Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1968.

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