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Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby 1959burst on Mon May 12, 2003 11:31 pm

Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57


Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead yesterday (May 11) at his home in Ireland of unknown causes, his manager Ian Grant has confirmed to Billboard.com. He was 57. Redding, an accomplished guitarist based in the U.K., joined Hendrix's band in 1966 and played on the three Jimi Hendrix Experience albums -- writing two songs as well as playing bass -- before parting ways with the legendary guitarist in 1969.

Redding also made numerous recordings with his bands Fat Mattress, Road, and the Noel Redding Band. The artist's most recent release was a live album, "Live From Bunkr. Prague," which came out last year on Grant's Track Records label and included Hendrix songs. His mother reportedly died last week.

"I am very shocked to learn of my partner's death," reads a statement from Redding's companion Deborah McNaughton, posted by Grant on the Track Records Web site. "Noel was extremely gentle and gracious soul. He had a kind of chivalry and nobility about him and he was kind to everyone bar none, people and animals alike."

In a statement from Experience Hendrix, which oversees the late guitarist's catalog, Hendrix's family said, "We at Experience Hendrix mourn the loss of Noel Redding. His contributions to the Jimi Hendrix Experience shall never be forgotten. Our prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."

In an interview last year with Billboard.com, Redding recounted his trials and tribulations in attempting to recover unpaid royalties for his work with Hendrix. "I should have been a plumber. That's a joke. But the thing is, plumbers get paid," he said. "But there again, I'm still playing, thank God. That's the main thing."

The fight for those royalties has been ongoing, according to Grant. "We were about to be in court over it, and we were on top," he says. "And now he will never know how it turns out. I don't know what will happen with it now. I've only been working with him for about two years. I was on a mission to right the wrongs that had been done to him.

"In working with him, I know him as a very kind, considerate man, especially given what happened to him with royalties and such," Grant adds. "He struggled at various times to reap the benefits of that part of his career ... He's now with Jimi, I guess, and they'll be comparing notes."

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby ®ëv. ßïll¥ © on Mon May 12, 2003 11:35 pm

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby Michael Patrick on Mon May 12, 2003 11:38 pm

57 is too damn young...
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby TubeGetter on Mon May 12, 2003 11:38 pm

that's way too young dammit.
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby 52Boomer on Mon May 12, 2003 11:42 pm

Give a listen to You Got Me Foatin' from the AXIS BOLD AS LOVE Album. :(
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby HighOrder on Mon May 12, 2003 11:43 pm

"If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand ... if there's a rock-n-roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band ..."

Too young indeed. :(
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby oldguy on Mon May 12, 2003 11:45 pm

Hey! I'm older'n youse guys!!

It's way, way, way, way too young, DAMMIT!!

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby UGB on Tue May 13, 2003 12:23 am

one thing I've always believed about three piece bands is each player has to be TOPS. I mean, to be able to say you were the bass player for Jimi Hendrix is a tall achievement in my book. Not just for the historical aspect, but Hendrix took guitar and rock music to where it had not been. This mission didn't call for a drummer and bassist who were 'stuck' in doing traditional music, they had to be just as progressive as Jimi to make it work. It's sad he ends his life battleling for royalties from so long ago. I hope he was happier than that. Killer music, killer music. :(
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby MARSHALLMANIAC on Tue May 13, 2003 12:25 am

Its a sad tail for that lad. Seemed like a nice guy and mostly got taken advantage of. He wanted to be a part of what was going on like in the begining and he was just told to shut up and do what he was told. Bless his soul.
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby mr.twistyneck on Tue May 13, 2003 12:28 am

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby mulder on Tue May 13, 2003 12:39 am

:confused: :confused: :confused: ... First Leon Wilkenson, then John Entwistle and now Noel Redding ... why such young deaths for these bassists??
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby ¤klÿn¡§§¤ on Tue May 13, 2003 12:52 am

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby Davewatt on Tue May 13, 2003 1:11 am

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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby madjackhatter on Tue May 13, 2003 1:12 am

I know I'm probably wrong, but to me he was the first true progressive bassist I heard and had to be one of the first period. I shoulda been into Iron Maiden andOzzy in high school but gravitated to Hendrix,Zep, and Trower... :( :( :( ...MJH
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Re: Hendrix Bassist Noel Redding Dead At 57

Postby guitar007 on Tue May 13, 2003 1:17 am

What a loss to the industry. RIP.
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