So Long Lonesome Cowboy Burt

Jimmy Carl Black - RIP

Jimmy Carl Black RIP

1-2-1938 to 1-11-2008

Another rock legend has left the stage…

JCB was the drummer with the Mothers in their earlier days and stamped his unique sound onto some of the finest albums in the Zappa collection. What he may have lacked in the technical skill of later Zappa drummers, he more than made up with character and humour.

I was lucky enough to see Jimmy perform a couple of times, both as drummer with the Grandmothers and vocalist with the Muffin Men, and on both occasions his presence filled the stage. We’re starting to run out of rock’s great characters…