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Cozy Powell


Regarded as among England’s perfect drummers, and incredibly much popular for rock and roll and pop reports, Cozy Powell was almost legendary for the heavy-hitting style that might be made to use many forms of rock and roll music, whether for the thundering pop productions helmed by Mickie Most, Black colored Sabbath, Emerson, Lake & Powell, as well as his own single function (notably “Dance using the Devil,” that was a significant English strike in 1973.) Powell started his professional music profession in 1965 using the Sorcerers, ultimately winding up dealing with Jeff Beck after Beck still left the Yardbirds. In 1971, Powell produced Bedlam, but ultimately abandoned this task to create singles such as for example “Dance using the Devil.” He afterwards formed Inviting Powell’s Hammer, which split up in 1975. Following a short sabbatical, he became a member of Rainbow, assisting to give the music group a thundering tempo section before stopping after four years and four albums in 1980. Generally popular for the drum chair, he alternated between program work and employed in a number of bands, like the Michael Schenker Group, Whitesnake and Dark Sabbath, never residing in any one music group for lengthy. In 1996, he caused former Fleetwood Macintosh guitarist Peter Green on his long-awaited return tour. During his loss of life on Apr 5, 1998, he was recuperating from a feet injury that acquired sidelined him from touring use guitarist Yngvie Malmsteen. He was generating over the M4 Motorway towards Bristol when he evidently dropped control of his car (because of inclement weather), slamming in to the middle divider from the motorway. He passed away a couple of hours afterwards in a healthcare facility.

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Full Name Cozy Powell
Died April 5, 1998, Bristol, United Kingdom
Profession Drummer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality British, English
Music Groups Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker Group, The Jeff Beck Group, Emerson, Lake & Powell, Blue Murder, Peter Green Splinter Group, Phenomena, Bedlam
Music Songs Temple of the King, Catch the Rainbow, Since You Been Gone, Stargazer, Kill the King, Love Ain't No Stranger, Dance With the Devil, Slow an' Easy, Man on the Silver Mountain, Into The Arena, Gates Of Babylon, Tarot Woman, Long Live Rock & Roll, Still I'm Sad, All Night Long, Computer God, Guilty of Love, Doctor Doctor, Lost In Hollywood, When Death Calls, TV Crimes, Mistreated, Armed and Ready, I Won't Cry for You, Slide It In, I, Devil & Daughter, Anno Mundi, Touch and Go, Eyes Of The World, Going Down
Albums Headless Cross, Over the Top, Tilt, Octopuss, Edge of the World, Rising, Slide It In, The Drums Are Back, Especially for You, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, On Stage, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Cross Purposes, Assault Attack, The Michael Schenker Group, Rough and Ready, Cross Purposes Live, Tyr, The Best of Cozy Powell
Movies Superdrumming

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MacGruber 2010 performer: "Touch and Go" - as Emerson, Lake & Powell
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot Fuzz 2007 performer: "Dance With the Devil"
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode



Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977 2006 Video Himself - Drums
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 1992 Video documentary short Himself
Headbangers Ball 1989 TV Series Himself - Host
Superdrumming 1987 Video documentary Himself / Drums
Rainbow: The Final Cut 1985 Video documentary Himself
Whitesnake: Super Rock '84 1985 Video documentary Himself
Whitesnake: Rock in Rio '85 1985 TV Movie Himself
Whitesnake: Fourplay 1983 Video documentary short Himself
Whitesnake Commandos: Donington 1983 1983 Video documentary Himself
Pop Quiz 1981 TV Series Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1981 TV Series Himself
Monsters of Rock at Castle Donnington: Rainbow 1980 TV Movie Himself

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Dance with the Devil: The Legend of Cozy Powell Documentary filming Himself
The Ritchie Blackmore Story 2015 Documentary Himself
Classic Rock Drum Solos 2007 Video documentary Himself

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