Jim Capaldi RIP.


Jim Capaldi (1955-2005)

Traffic's Capaldi Dies

Drummer and Hall of Famer loses battle with cancer

Drummer Jim Capaldi, who co-founded the late-Sixties psychedelic blues band Traffic with then eighteen-year-old Steve Winwood, died early today of stomach cancer at a London hospital. He was sixty years old.
ben_campbell
Pity; got to see him and Winwood at a Traffic show some 6, 7 years back at the Shoreline. He was great.
Sad news indeed.
Man, I hate to hear that. One of my all time favorite albums is Jim Capaldi's "Short Cut Draw Blood". Hard to find, but a great one.
One of the most impressive and impresively tasteful rock drummers I ever saw. Saw two extemely memorable Traffic shows, one in 1968 and one in 1970.
Somehow I don't remember his as the drummer. Wasn't the drummer Jim Gordon in later incarnations?
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Great drummer and incredibly nice man. This one hurts. It has to be quite tough for Steve Winwood. They were great friends.
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Way too young to leave us.
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RIP.
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Terrible news as always with the passing of great musicians especially when it involves people to whom the music really did matter... also, I think your message Ben should be correctd to read ; 1945.
Wow! Really sad day for Rock n' Roll!

C123666, I was at that show as well.
A very good show as I recall!
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Jim Capaldi was born August 2nd, 1944.
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Jim actually had a nice "comeback" in the US in the mid-early '80s. I believe the disc was "Fierce Heart", which is a very good CD. He had two songs ("That's Love", "Livin' On the Edge"), that were played in heavy rotation on our local top 40 format station. Steve Winwood was at a very high popularity crest at the time, and backed Jim on the solo disc.
I certainly can say I enjoyed his group and solo efforts,

CBucki