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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Buddy Miles Dies

All Access reports: "BUDDY MILES, 60, died TUESDAY night in AUSTIN with his family at his side. He was the drummer and co-founder of the legendary BAND OF GYPSYS with JIMI HENDRIX. MILES worked with some of the biggest names in music, including STEVIE WONDER, BARRY WHITE, DAVID BOWIE and GEORGE CLINTON. MILES also recorded and produced the CALIFORNIA RAISINS commercials."

All Access left out Buddy Miles was a member of the pioneering-but short-lived 60s band Electric Flag. They were first of what some jokingly refered to as the "Horny bands." Their brassy, Big Band sound paved the way for Blood, Sweat and Tears, Lighthouse and Chicago.

One of the members of Electric Flag, Nick Gravenites said of Miles, "He was a big, huge guy, looked like Baby Huey."

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