4. Mitch Mitchell was such an important part of Jimi's sound
His jazz background and the fullness he provided to that trio with his ever present subtle chops made him the best rock drummer of the era, in my opinion. He could play with the raw power of a Keith Moon and also the fluidity, complexity, restraint, and soulfulness of a great jazz drummer. Mitch was a devotee of Elvin Jones and Max Roach. Jimi in fact called him "my Elvin Jones".