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ELPy 03-02-2006 09:20 PM

Cozy Powell
 
Cozy Powell is a GREAT drummer! Most of all I like him in Rainbow, the song "Stargazer". And you?

sly1965 03-02-2006 10:34 PM

Re: What's about Cozy?
 
Absolutely, Powel and Dio, two of my favorites rockers of all time. This song is just awesome.

harryconway 03-02-2006 10:35 PM

Re: What's about Cozy?
 
Yes. Cozy Powell was one bada** dude behind those double kicks.

King Crimson 03-03-2006 10:52 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Cozy and Phil Collins did some nice stuff on Robert Plants first solo project, "Pictures At Eleven."

T.Underhill 03-03-2006 11:20 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
One of the first drummers I emulated. He's a very solid rock drummer who went way too soon. Emerson, Lake and Powell, Rainbow, Cinderalla, Brian May. I spent a lot of time trying to get bass rolls to sound like his

ELPy 03-05-2006 12:33 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Some days ago I downloaded some songs from BEDLAM 1st album - WONDERFUL! Not only Cozy, all the band!

Togg 03-09-2006 06:04 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I saw him play with Brian May, he was wonderful, so much power and the solo section when he played his famous 18/12 overture section brough the house down.

Bernhard 03-11-2006 12:07 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Just added two videos (little Bass-Drum - Snare workout) and "Dance with the Devil" with Pete York...


http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Cozy_Powell.html

enjoy

Bernhard

ELPy 03-11-2006 05:02 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Thank you Bernhard! Thank you very very much for these videos!!! :):):)

onemat 03-11-2006 05:14 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I first heard Cozy Powell with Jeff Beck for those two great albums in the early seventies. The guy was amazing. He toured with ELP replacing Carl Palmer and was also fantastic laying that stuff...quite a switch in music...sign of a great drummer.
Matt

ELPy 03-11-2006 05:30 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
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Some pages from my photo tribute to Cozy. I made it for his Birthday, too

I. SOLO PROJECTS
1. Bedlam - the first Cozy's own solo band. It's only beginning...
2. Cozy Powell's Hammer, 1974. After breaking this band Cozy became a racer
3. Cozy Powell

II. GREAT DRUMMER
1. Cozy's YAMAHA, 1981
2. The sticks are obeyed to his strong arms...
3. Cozy Powell, 1979. Rainbow is behind. What's ahead?

III. EMERSON, LAKE AND POWELL
1. From left to right: Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Cozy Powell, 1986-1987
2. Emerson, Lake and Powell
3. Cozy and his kit in ELP times

IV. COZY POWELL: 12-29-1947 - FOREVER!

ELPy 04-05-2006 10:49 AM

Moment of silence
 
Moment of silence... Let's remember one of the gratest drummers in the world! Today is the 8th aniversary of his tragic passing. Cozy RIP. All you've done is eternal!


If you want you can offer flowers to Cozy: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...b=n&GRid=8063&

JT1 05-08-2006 05:34 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I've heard a lot of his stuff with bands such as Rainbow and Deep Purple and to be honest IMO he was the greatest rock drummer of all time! Not Bonham but Cozy all the way! I have more respect for him and a couple of others than any other drummer!

t-bone 05-08-2006 09:46 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
cozy was amazing....he was a HUGE influence on me when i started playing double kick.....listen to the middle of " a light in the black" or " kill the king" from his rainbow years......simply stellar.....and his solo album " octopuss" was incredible.......

r.i.p. cozy........we have lost a giant......

infernal drummer 05-09-2006 02:31 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
the stuff he plays with black sabbath and escpecially "tyr" simply awesome.. .. great drummer

Anchein Vouivra 05-09-2006 05:27 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I use to be several years ago so hooked up on the Rainbow On Stage 1977 album. I was trying to copy each of his fills, they were so inspiring. He's the one that made get into double bass. I always took Ian Paice as my main reference but Cozy Powell had so many heavy fills and a style that was perfect for Rainbow (i only know his work with this band).
He had also a rocking sound that was raw just before getting into headaching 80's sound.
R.I.P, he was a true legend

rockbeat 05-09-2006 06:21 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Cozy Powell amassed a pretty impresive discography over the years and was definitely one of my faves. I first discovered him for myself when he was with Rainbow. I loved his work on the first Micheal Schenker Group album as well. I also had an album back in the 80s that he played on with a band called Phenomena. It was a sort of all-star/supergroup type thing, but now I can't recall who else was in the band.

Oh, yes, thanks for the videos Bernhard.

Jon Cable 08-25-2006 10:19 PM

Cozy Powell
 
Maybe I missed the thread, I hope so!! I was 10yrs old when I saw Cozy perform 'Dance with The Devil' on bbctv...Never wanted to be someone so much!
As I've got older I just appreciate the 'Power and the Glory' that was, and always will be, Mr. Cozy Powell

harryconway 08-26-2006 08:39 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rockbeat
I loved his work on the first Micheal Schenker Group album as well.

Actually Cozy was on Schenker's 2nd MSG album, 1981 (Simon Phillips was on the 1st, 1980). Two of my favorites are off of "Rising" by Rainbow. "Stargazer", Cozy's drum intro while Blackmore runs his pick down the guitar neck and then "A Light In The Black". A fantastic one two punch ending.

Little drummer 08-26-2006 01:50 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Cozy also did some solo work, i have two of his solo records on an EP. My favorite "Dance With The Devil" it's brilliant!!! It's like a giant drum solo song. I don't have a link but try and find it ! Brilliant!!!
Little Drummer

Jon Cable 08-30-2006 12:19 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
bernhard has 2 videos on here, if ya go on youtube.com theres the Resurrection solo and 1812 and the Rainbow solo, all pretty similar but its just awesome to see Cozy in full flight!!! Also some Rainbow/Whitesnake/Lynott-Moore stuff, well worth looking at!!

JayDVee009 01-31-2007 12:30 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anchein Vouivra (Post 133738)
I use to be several years ago so hooked up on the Rainbow On Stage 1977 album. I was trying to copy each of his fills, they were so inspiring. He's the one that made get into double bass. I always took Ian Paice as my main reference but Cozy Powell had so many heavy fills and a style that was perfect for Rainbow (i only know his work with this band).
He had also a rocking sound that was raw just before getting into headaching 80's sound.
R.I.P, he was a true legend


"Rainbow on Stage" is one of the best live albums ever recorded! The drums on this album sound soooooo good!!

When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple he needed an amazing drummer to take over from Ian Paice and he hit the jackpot when he hooked up with Cozy Powell [RIP]

Along with Ian Paice, Cozy has always been one of my major influences and I've always fantasised about having his awesome Ludwig kits and playing them like he did.

He absolutely revolutionised double bass drumming back in 1976 with Rainbow and did it with such energy & power.... and newer heavy metal drummin was born yet again.

Definitely a huge loss for the drumming world with his passing, but his music will live on forever!

Another true legend!

Paul Quin 02-07-2007 06:22 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
It is good to see Cozy Powell getting the recognition as an innovator that he so richly deserves. Like many around my age he was the first drumming superstar with whom we became familiar. Whether it was because of his appearances on Top of the Pops or on a great old Saturday morng show called Tiswas. I even remember him hosting a competition to find the best young drummer in the UK - who later appeared live on Tiswas playing with Cozy. Wonder what happened to him?

I was lucky enough to meet Cozy at a drum clinic in Manchester in the early 1980s. THis clinic featured Cozy, Jon Hiseman and a good friend of mine Paul Burgess - who played with 10CC and later Joan Armatrading and Jethro Tull. While Jon Hiseman was a little aloof Cozy Powell was humble, approachable and genuine. And he did a great clinic!! A true sad loss to the music world - but as long as we keep talking about him and giving him the credit he deserves then he will live on within the drumming community.

Paul

ellenvannin105 02-21-2007 07:41 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I loved the 1977 Rainbow Live LP. Cozy has such great sound and presence on that disc. It's too bad that they chose to cut out his drum solo from Still I'm Sad; maybe a future re-release of this album will correct that mistake.His work with the Jeff Beck Group was great,also.

Jon Cable 04-05-2007 02:10 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
9 years since he left us, still a great loss.

Jon Cable 05-22-2007 03:17 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
managed to pick up a double dvd called 'Cozy Powell - behind the music', lots of footage of Cozy with ELP, Bonnet, Whitesnake, on Record Breakers and loads of other TVstuff, also on stage with Schenker!!! Over 3 hours of the MAN!!

boomboomda 05-22-2007 03:36 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
O.K. while we talking about Cozy Powell.
I am just wondering if that is him?
Does anybody know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YntC2JsSmzQ

Jon Cable 05-23-2007 11:57 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
no bro, thats Bobby Rondinelli - hell of a drummer and a great guy; dude takes time to chat to me on myspace!! Check out Bobbys work too; Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow, The Lizards and he has a great page on myspace and here on drummerworld. jc

Jon Cable 06-22-2007 05:50 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
found a little 'gem' on youtube; Cozys old Yamaha kit, being played extremely well by Bob Richards in a prog rock band called MAN; Cozy would've been pleased....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ljDOLqaHLI
I've contacted the band and they confirm its Cozys from around the 'Over The Top' era

mind_drummer 06-22-2007 05:55 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
I've been listening to him a lot lately by the help of the compilation remixed album "The best of Cozy Powell". Very tasteful player.

I've never really cared about him till recently and I must admit, I missed something ;-)

Jon Cable 06-22-2007 06:00 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mind_drummer (Post 325425)
I've been listening to him a lot lately by the help of the compilation remixed album "The best of Cozy Powell". Very tasteful player.

I've never really cared about him till recently and I must admit, I missed something ;-)

Theres another good solo album called 'The drums are back', but my favourite album is 'Over The Top', some great music from Cozy and some awesome backup; Gary Moore, Don Airey etc

Jon Cable 04-05-2008 06:09 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
10 years since Cozy left us; I still listen to his work all the time and am always inspired by the 'Power and the Glory'
God Bless mate, I'll have a beer for you and wish you were still with us.

PaiceFan 04-08-2008 03:11 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Cozy Powell quite simply was one of the coolest drummers ever ! He was a major influence on me as a teenager. Although I loved Bonham and Paice He just had a great combination of technique, power and originality.He brought out the best in every line up he was apart of ,and there were many! He was like a drum mercenary. I had the pleasure of seeing him live with Rainbow as well as Michael Schenker Group. In the 80's I would buy any album he played on . He always had great drum sound. I love the way he played on Rainbow Live Onstage especially "Kill The King" and "Still I'm Sad " Great Double Bass work We Miss you Cozy!

t-bone 04-10-2008 09:33 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 273249)
It is good to see Cozy Powell getting the recognition as an innovator that he so richly deserves. Like many around my age he was the first drumming superstar with whom we became familiar. Whether it was because of his appearances on Top of the Pops or on a great old Saturday morng show called Tiswas. I even remember him hosting a competition to find the best young drummer in the UK - who later appeared live on Tiswas playing with Cozy. Wonder what happened to him?

I was lucky enough to meet Cozy at a drum clinic in Manchester in the early 1980s. THis clinic featured Cozy, Jon Hiseman and a good friend of mine Paul Burgess - who played with 10CC and later Joan Armatrading and Jethro Tull. While Jon Hiseman was a little aloof Cozy Powell was humble, approachable and genuine. And he did a great clinic!! A true sad loss to the music world - but as long as we keep talking about him and giving him the credit he deserves then he will live on within the drumming community.

Paul


hey bro....go to youtube, and punch up cozy's name....that show is on there, with the little dude who won the drumming contest.....it ever shows them trading fours....

i recntly bought the rainbow live in sweden dvd.....with bob daisley and david stone, as well as dio/powell/blackmore....it is simply KILLER.....cozy was amazing.....he was such a big influence on double kick drumming.....music owes him large for this....

long live cozy!!!!

Ian Williams 06-20-2008 07:35 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Colleagues,

Cozy spirit lives among us. Check on Cozy Powell drummerworld profile: Drum solo and duet with Pete York. Astonishing! His inner strength is an inspiration.

All the Best.

aldridge_fan 09-10-2008 11:58 AM

Cozy Powell
 
one of the best drummers ever wasn't he? (:

bonzolead 09-10-2008 08:20 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aldridge_fan (Post 478602)
one of the best drummers ever wasn't he? (:

Totally cool drummer one of my favs.like Bonham,Moon,etc. gone way too soon.his work with Jeff Beck,Rainbow,& Whitesnake is some of my favorite stuff he did.

Bonzolead

mind_drummer 09-10-2008 09:39 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Very underrated drummer that is always almost forgotten in discussions. I dig Cozy playing. He was very versatile even if he had a double bass kit. He could play many kind of genre, from latino to jazz to thunderous rock / metal. His shuffle was gripping very much too.

Ian Williams 09-10-2008 11:30 PM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
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Hello, mates.

He was a charismatic powerful drummer:

http://drummerworld.com/Videos/Cozy_Powellremember.html

Also played with Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May...

Hit 'Em Hard 10-23-2008 10:39 AM

Re: Cozy Powell
 
Cozy was a tremendous influence on me as a kid in the late 70's.
I loved his work with RAINBOW in particular...and later on MSG &
WHITESNAKE.

Through my work, I was able to meet him while he toured with BLACK SABBATH
and then later on with BRIAN MAY. He had the reputation in the business as being cocky,
but he was always classy and friendly with us.

Terrible loss... he is greatly missed.


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