R.I.P., Jim Capaldi, Traffic Drummer

Dear Mr. Fantasy. Paper Sun. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys...

Jim Capaldi, drummer for Traffic, has died of cancer at 60.

Steve Winwood on Capaldi's death:

"This is a loss to me of a lifelong dear friend and to the world of a great poet, songwriter and musician. I am proud to have been his writing partner on so many songs. Our sympathy is with his wife, Aninha, and his family at this time."

Jim Capaldi on his own death:

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.

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R.I.P., Jim Capaldi, and many thanks for your great music.

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  • Re: R.I.P., Jim Capaldi, Traffic Drummer (none / 0) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 12:20:53 AM EST
    What is it with drummers these days? Hey Ringo. Get a check up!

    Re: R.I.P., Jim Capaldi, Traffic Drummer (none / 0) (#2)
    by cp on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 02:39:59 PM EST
    wow, this is just too weird! i was in best buy last night, checking out what they had available in the way of Traffic cd's, which wasn't much. low spark, shootout at the fantasy factory, john barleycorn must die, the list of great stuff goes on and on. mr. capaldi will be missed. my condolences to his family.