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RIP Buddy Miles and Mike Smith

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Buddy Miles, the drummer in Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and a hitmaker under his own name with the song “Them Changes,” died on Tuesday at his home in Austin, Tex. He was 60.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/music/29miles.html?ref=music


    LONDON - Dave Clark Five lead singer Mike Smith died of pneumonia Thursday, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was 64.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080229/ap_en_mu/obit_mike_smith_1
     
  2. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    RIP Buddy. "Them Changes" is one of my favorite songs.
     
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Awful news. RIP to both.

    At least Mike Smith knew the DCF would be in the Hall of Fame before his passing.
     
  4. Mike Smith was one of the most underrated white-soul singers of our time.
    And I'm going home tonight and listen to "Texas" by the Electric Flag in Buddy's memory.
     
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    I don't think Buddy Miles made it into the "best drummers" thread a few months ago. An unfortunate oversight.
    I hope he didn't die being pissed at us for not mentioning him.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I liked "Glad All Over" and "Because." Great pop songs for the day.

    "Bits and Pieces" was 2:02 of mindless fun.
     
  7. Them Changes had one of the better driving horn sections this side of Chicago or The Flock.
     
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