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(YouTube) Video Celebrate the life of Ed Cassidy, drummer and founding member of Spirit, dead at 89. LGT a grainy but rockin' vid of I Got A Line On You   ( ) divider line
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2012-12-08 05:00:01 PM  
Per Zee Wiki: "At one time in the late 1940s he played 282 consecutive one-nighters in 17 states. He worked in show bands, Dixieland combos, country and western bands, and on film soundtracks, as well as having a brief stint with the San Francisco Opera." 

R.I.P. Mister Skin You Bald Badass.
2012-12-08 05:13:40 PM  
In 1969 they toured successfully with a then-little-known band called Led Zeppelin as their opening act, and their impact on the new group was substantial; Cassidy often performed his live drum solo with his bare hands, which reportedly influenced John Bonham's performance on 'Moby Dick,' while Jimmy Page reportedly began using a theramin to alter the tone of his guitar after seeing Randy California doing it on stage. Many fans and critics have noted the similarities between Spirit's song 'Taurus' and the intro to Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven,' which appeared several years after. (from here.

2012-12-08 06:52:04 PM  
R.I.P. and Godspeed Rock n Roll drumming man
2012-12-08 07:40:04 PM  
She eats away from inside.

RIP freaky bald drummer dude.

You inspired many more than 12 dreams.
2012-12-08 10:18:47 PM  
And here all this time, I thought it was an Alice Cooper song recorded for the Iron Eagle II soundtrack.
2012-12-08 11:13:27 PM  
DRTWFA, but 89 years old? That's some serious geriatric jam, man.

Rock on Pony Expresser.
2012-12-09 02:42:34 AM  
Damn. And here, "Uncle Jack" was always one of my all-time favorite songs.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Cassidy. You'll be missed.
2012-12-09 04:47:21 AM  
Spirit had some great tunes.
Nature's way
2012-12-10 11:14:10 AM

RIP Porkchop beard guy.
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