Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the late, legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix, was found dead in his Portland, Oregon hotel room today.Â He was touring the States with the band Experience Hendrix Tour.Â Mitchell was 61-years-old.
Mitchell was a powerful force on the Hendrix band’s 1967 debut album “Are You Experienced?” as well as the trio’s albums “Electric Ladyland” and “Axis: Bold As Love.” He had an explosive drumming style that can be heard in hard-charging songs such as “Fire” and “Manic Depression.”
The Englishman had been drumming for the Experience Hendrix Tour, which performed Friday in Portland. It was the last stop on the West Coast part of the tour.
He was predeceased by Hendrix in 1970 and bass player Noel Redding in 2003.Â There are now no remaining members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.