On This Date, April 5th, in 1998: Cozy Powell (born Colin Flooks), drummer for Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath (among many others) died in a car accident in Bristol, England at the age of 50. RIP Cozy.
“I’m a cartoon American, with a deep understanding of the English psyche. I went to British boarding school. As an adult I was in England. My band, The Police, was an English band, I broke out of England. I’m more English than I care to admit. Although, like I said, I’m American, goddamit.”
The (former) drummer for The Police said that and a whole bunch of other very cool, crazy fucked-up stuff in my friend Ian’s amazing Interview with Stewart Copeland up now at Ink19.com. Nice work, Ian!