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Subject: Joe Porcaro was indeed a fine Jazz drummer in his own rite, recording w/Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Gerry Mulligan, and Stand Getz, and countless others. And sad that Joe Porcaro died minutes before Ringo Starr's 80th birthday, punctuating also how many great drummers we've lost in the last 6 months. ...

Fellow musician and family friend legendary bassist Leland Sklar mourns his loss in VIDEO.
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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 01:03:41am
In reply to: Dead at 90 's message, "Joe Porcaro, Drummer, father of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro (1954- 1992)" on Tuesday, July 07, 11:31:03am

=Drummer Bill Rieflin's versatility led to stints with bands as diverse as R.E.M., King Crimson, Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He passed away on March 24 from cancer at the age of 59.

=Drummer Reed Mullin co-founded Corrosion of Conformity in 1982. He stayed with them until 2001, but then returned in 2010. He died on Jan. 21 at the age of 53 from undisclosed causes.

=Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart had secretly been fighting glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor, for three years. He died at age 67 on Jan. 7th.

=After Hawkwind disbanded in 1978, drummer Martin Griffin joined forces with some of the band's ex-members to create Hawklords, and then stayed with them for a year. Hawkwind soon re-formed and, in 1981, Griffin began a two-year stint with them. He died on Jan. 6 after what was described as a "short illness."

Sklar tribute to Joe ...

Go to 31:00min to hear Joe's great sound. But if you
wanna here the late great son Jeff, start from beginnin! ...

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