Powell had appeared on at least 66 albums, with contributions on many other recordings. Many rock drummers have cited him as a major influence. He never met his birth parents. The first band Powell was in, called the Corals, played each week at the youth club in Cirencester. During this time the band broke the world record for non-stop playing. The stage name "Cozy" was borrowed from the jazz drummer Cozy Cole. The Corals also played at a youth club in Latton a small village 7 miles from Cirencester.
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Here is a fun piece of video that is worth looking at today on the 20th anniversary of losing Cozy. This is Cozy playing separate drum kits in under 60 seconds. Today marks 20 years since Cozy Powell died. Here are pictures from today's event in Cirencester, Cozy's home town, where flowers were laid by Neil Murray at the Blue Plaque.
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He's always up there on stage going crazy; he always pushes me on when I look 'round. He always gives me that incentive to play, because Cozy won't let anybody take it easy. Ritchie wasn't wrong. But before all that, he initially came to prominence with three Mickie Most -produced Top 20 singles under his own name. An extraordinary feat for an instrumentalist, and a drummer at that. Powell 's career as a musician is a story that needs to be told. Aside from her detailed research, her understanding of music adds an insightful angle on Powell 's abilities in this, the first and long-overdue biography of this highly talented and much missed musician that presents Powell 's career in all its glory. For more information, visit www. Powell died on April 5, following a car crash, driving his Saab in bad weather on the M4 motorway near Bristol, while talking to his girlfriend on his mobile phone. By that time, he had been the drummer on at least 66 albums, with minor contributions on many other recordings.
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