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Name: Mitch Mitchell  
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Date of Birth: 9th July 1947
Place of Birth: Ealing, Middlesex, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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John "Mitch" Mitchell (9 June 1947) was a drummer for Jimi Hendrix.

He was one of the most influential drummers of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is most noted for his work with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and praised for his legendary works on such songs as Manic Depression, and Third Stone from the Sun. Mitchell came from a jazz background and like many of his drumming contemporaries he was strongly influenced by the work of Elvin Jones. He brought this dynamic, flowing style to the group, and was given the freedom to "take it out there" along with Jimi Hendrix, while still keeping the grooves grounded and solid.

Mitch pioneered the fusion style of drumming, which is a "lead" style of playing typified by heavy interplay with the lead instruments such as guitar or keyboards, and the use chops-heavy drum patterns and fills. In late 1966, this style of playing was unheard of in rock. Drums had always been expected to stay in the background, locking down the groove with the bass. Along with Hendrix's groundbreaking guitar work and songs, Mitch's playing helped to redefine rock music.

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