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Old May 13, 2003, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Noel Redding dies

From Rolling Stone website:

Noel Redding, the English bassist best known for playing in the Jimi Hendrix Experience between 1966 and 1969, died yesterday of unknown causes; he was fifty-seven.

Redding was born Christmas Day 1945 in Kent, England. Along with drummer Mitch Mitchell, he was recruited by Hendrix's manager, Chas Chandler, to form the Experience, and one year after the band started, it charted in the U.K. with "Hey Joe," which reached Number Six. The band's debut album, Are You Experienced?, reached Number Five, and the Experience reached legendary status in the U.S. after an appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. The band continued its successful ways with the release of two albums in 1968, Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland, which charted at Number Three and Number One respectively.

Amid creative and personal squabbling, Redding left the Experience in 1969 and started Fat Mattress, who released a self-titled album that year and Fat Mattress 2 in 1970. Redding then formed the Noel Redding Band, which issued a pair of recordings, Clonakilty Cowboys in 1975 and Blowin' in 1976.

Redding then moved to Ireland where he spent the remainder of his life. Relations between the bassist and the Hendrix estate were strained from the time of his departure from the band until his death. Redding maintained that he was underpaid for his services in the band, and that he had received no royalties from those three years.

As a member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Redding was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
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Old May 13, 2003, 10:01 AM   #2
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Yet another great one has left the building.

R.I.P, Noel. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old May 13, 2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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Unbelievable. He wasn't exactly a master on the bass, he was really a guitarist when they picked him to be in the Experience. But he fit in with the band perfectly, and he's one of the reasons I first picked up a bass way back in high school. Paul was the main reason of course, but I always loved the way Noel played the bass like a guitar. That's how I play it, nice and hard with a pick. It's really sad, he was the only main guy that played with Jimi that I never got to see. Last year I managed to catch Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox down in San Diego, but Noel wasn't there. Very very sad.
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Old May 13, 2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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I heard him on bass with Jimi and I heard him with Fat Mattress as well,enjoying his playing.

Another piece of music history's gone.

May God bless you Noel.
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Old May 13, 2003, 08:52 PM   #5
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NOOOO i hate when this happens ! my thoughts and preyers go out to his family and frineds
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Old May 13, 2003, 11:05 PM   #6
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OMG!! I didn't even know about this, until I came in here. I can't believe we've lost another good one. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

RIP, Noel
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Old May 20, 2003, 06:41 AM   #7
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What a shame.. but I prefer Billy Cox
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