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SecaucusFats
01-28-2005, 10:12 AM
Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi dead at 60
CNN ^ | Jan 28th, 2005

Legendary rock drummer and Hall of Fame inductee Jim Capaldi died on Friday after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said.

The 60-year-old Capaldi, born in England of Italian immigrant parents, died in his sleep at the London Clinic in the early hours with his wife and family at his bedside.

Capaldi, whose driving rock rhythms and songwriting ability helped make groundbreaking band Traffic a household name in the 1960s and '70s with -- among others -- Steve Winwood and Dave Mason -- also had an illustrious solo career.

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hondo
01-28-2005, 01:26 PM
Talented drummer; interesting group. I have" The High
sparks of Low heeled Boys' but it's on record and I
don't play my records much anymore.
All our rock guys are dying, SF.

dg-in-centralpa
01-28-2005, 03:14 PM
Traffic was a great band who I thought never got the recognition they deserved. Capaldi was among the best. He will be sorely missed.

DG

SecaucusFats
01-29-2005, 01:01 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote hondo:</font><hr> Talented drummer; interesting group. I have" The High
sparks of Low heeled Boys' but it's on record and I
don't play my records much anymore.
All our rock guys are dying, SF. <hr /></blockquote>

Yeah Hondo, they are all dying little by little, and what really sucks is that each time one of them dies it reminds me of my own mortality. Remember when when we all thought we could live forever? Oh well..