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Buddy Miles, drummer for Jimi Hendrix, dead at 60

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Buddy Miles, a drummer who played with Jimi Hendrix and sang in the claymation commercials featuring the California Raisins in the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 60.

Miles, who had been suffering from congestive heart failure, died in Austin, publicist Duane Lee said.

Miles, who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, was performing with his father’s jazz-influenced combo by the age 11. He then went on to play for The Delfonics, The Ink Spots and Wilson Pickett, according to his Web site.

He co-founded the band Electric Flag in 1967. He also co-founded the Band of Gypsys with Hendrix and Billy Cox, the Web site said.

Miles was drummer on Hendrix’s landmark Electric Ladyland album before officially joining Band of Gypsys a few months later. Miles is best known for Them Changes, a song he wrote and performed.
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February 29, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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