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    Cozy Powell

    Drummer: Cozy Powell
    Main Style: Rock
    Main Band: Rainbow, The Jeff Beck Group, MSG, many
    Brief Summary:Colin Flooks (December 29th 1947 April 5th 1998), better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer who made his name with many major rock bands. Cozy Powell was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, and started playing drums at age 12 in the school orchestra, thereafter playing along in his spare time to popular singles of the day. The first band he was in, the Corals, played each week at the youth club in Cirencester. At age 15 he had already worked out an impressive drum solo. The stage name 'Cozy' was borrowed from the jazz drummer Cozy Cole.

    other facts: Powell had a fascination with fast cars and motorbikes, and raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuit for a few months. He made headlines when he appeared on the BBC children's programme Record Breakers where he set a world record for the most drums played in under one minute, live on television.

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    One of my main influences for drumming. Loved his style.

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    Great drummer....one of my all time favs!

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    featuring Cozy Powell
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    Dustin Lee Burgess
    Northfleet, England
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    I miss Cozy, he was killer. All around great guy.

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    I got to see Powell play live with Bruce, Laing & Powell.

    Killer power-trio from the 70s.

    That particular show, Cozy was a bit drunk but managed to make it work.

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    And Then There Was Skin

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    Rainbow - Lady Of The Lake
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    Cozy Powell - Dartmoore
    with Gary Moore

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    Cozy Powell Octopuss
    Title tune from the album. Often used in the background during sporting events.

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    Are you Ready to Rock

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    Rainbow-Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
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    The Jeff Beck Group - New Ways Train Train (1971)

    Keep On Drumming

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    I Didn't know Cozy Powell was dead. Went to see him play at the Cornwall Coliseum about 30 years ago - he was with Whitesnake. I didn't like Whitesnake (and still don't) but it was worth it just to see Cozy perform - he was amazing. Thanks for posting the videos - will be watching them all later this evening.

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    Cozy Powell's name has been mentioned more than a few times here. I've listened to him for decades with various bands.

    I look at it this way:

    Cozy was way, way more interesting a drummer than Bonham & Moon put together.

    I am now building a bunker in my yard. Let the flak begin.

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    Some vintage Cozy Powell. Some lucky lil' guy even won one of Cozy's pedals from his Rainbow touring days!



    One of many songs that Cozy did drums for.

    "...it's the Paradigm Of The Cosmos!" Stewart Copeland on Youtube

    668: The Number Of The Guy Next Door To The Beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Cozy Powell's name has been mentioned more than a few times here. I've listened to him for decades with various bands.

    I look at it this way:

    Cozy was way, way more interesting a drummer than Bonham & Moon put together.

    I am now building a bunker in my yard. Let the flak begin.
    Flak, Flak, Flak, Flak..and Flak. I love Cozy Powell too.

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    I hear Lars had to record one album in 30-60 second bursts cause the producer wanted full on flat out volume. If only they could have had Cozy come in after hours, he could have ghosted Lars' tracks and finish the session in one take.
    click to see my kit re-veneer/finish
    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...168#post379168

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    A little more of Cozy Powell.

    The downside is no video.

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    From the same album:

    "...it's the Paradigm Of The Cosmos!" Stewart Copeland on Youtube

    668: The Number Of The Guy Next Door To The Beast.

    "A random act of kindness; it keeps my heart in shape!" - Late8

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    Seems he liked big, orchestral drumming but I still prefer his playing with Jeff Beck.
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    Sean Lynch worked with Cozy and is a good friend of mine.

    Over a few Ales in our local pub one night recently,
    Sean told me that Cozy played his drums so hard and so brilliantly
    that he rarely added any EQ to the drum tracks. Cozy delivered the sound himself.

    Of course, Cozy thought Sean was the genius.
    When Cozy joined Sabbath, he took Sean with him.
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    I guess you already new that but , Cozy did not play on ritchie blackmore s rainbow ,Gary Driscoll did , very good drummer as well , cozy was one of the drummers i learned a lot from , R.I.P. (rock in peace ) .

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