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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:45 PM
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Traffic's drummer died?bummer man,they had so many great tunes,
Highway 61,Sweet Hitch-hiker,Truckin,Highway to Hell...on and on and ythat was al AFTER they changed their name from Pedestrian Traffic,man,(Walk Like an Egyptian,Walking in L.A.,Godzilla...)
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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:48 PM
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1. that sucks. do you know
what he died of? how old he was? sweet memories. :hippie:
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:58 PM
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2. He was 60, Jim Capaldi
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 04:58 PM by Liberal_Andy
stomach cancer
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:03 PM
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4. he was major,how come they don't show any of the songs I know?What
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 05:05 PM by Algorem
kind of doojbeggs?: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/20... Jim Capaldi, who died yesterday from cancer aged 60, was the drummer with the rock band Traffic, which he founded in 1967 with Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and Chris Wood; having co-written, with Winwood, much of the band's material, he later became a prolific and successful songwriter.



Traffic (the name caused another outfit called Traffic Jam to re-name themselves Status Quo) emerged from a Birmingham club, The Elbow Room, where the four musicians performed in the mid-1960s. Having decided to join up, they retreated to a secluded (and reputedly haunted) cottage at Aston Tirrold, in Berkshire, to write and rehearse new material.

Capaldi later recalled: "We made an area outside like a stage, and we just played to the hills. Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Leon Russell were all visitors. Joe Cocker had the cottage nearby. Linda McCartney took our first pictures. " The band's potential was recognised by Chris Blackwell, who signed them to his Islands Records, and their first single, Paper Sun, was released in the summer of 1967, reaching No 5 in the charts; it featured a sitar played by Mason, and established the band's "flower power" credentials, as did their second single, Hole In My Shoe, which found Mason on mellotron and reached No 3. In December they released their first album, Mr Fantasy.

Offering an eclectic hybrid of jazz, rock and rhythm and blues, Traffic's performances on stage included jamming, improvisation and extended solos - all requirements of the age for any band with serious pretensions - and they were particularly successful in America...
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:03 PM
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3. Steve Winwood died?
Damn. Just saw him on PBS..
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:20 PM
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5. Wow! Sorry to hear that. I loved that band.
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