Mitch Mitchell


John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer, best known for his work in The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mitch Mitchell.


1946 Birth Born on July 9, 1946.


1960 13 Years Old As a teenager, he starred in a children's television programme, Jennings and Derbyshire, and starred in a leading role in the 1960 British film Bottoms Up with Jimmy Edwards. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, he also replaced temporarily Viv Prince as drummer in the Pretty Things.
1966 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Mitchell auditioned for Hendrix's band in October 1966, edging out drummer Aynsley Dunbar on the flip of a coin. … Read More


1968 21 Years Old In December 1968, Mitchell played with The Dirty Mac, an all-star band assembled for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old 1 More Event
While working with the Band of Gypsys from late 1969 until early 1970, Mitchell also collaborated with the Jack Bruce and Friends band along with ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, keyboardist Mike Mandel and jazz-fusion guitarist and future The Eleventh House frontman Larry Coryell.
1972 25 Years Old After Hendrix's death, Mitchell finished production work with engineer Eddie Kramer on incomplete Hendrix recordings, resulting in the releases The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge. In 1972, he teamed up with guitarists Mike Pinera and April Lawton to form Ramatam. … Read More
1974 28 Years Old In 1974, he auditioned for Paul McCartney's band Wings but lost the part to Geoff Britton in another coin toss. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old In 1986, Mitchell teamed up with jazz musician Greg Parker and made a music video session of Led Zeppelin's Black Dog. … Read More


1999 53 Years Old In 1999, Mitchell was part of the Gypsy Sun Experience, along with former Hendrix bassist Billy Cox and guitarist Gary Serkin. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old In 2005, Mitchell was named the 23rd greatest drummer of all time by Rolling Stone. … Read More


2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
He spent his final days celebrating Hendrix's music on the 2008 Experience Hendrix Tour. … Read More
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