independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Tue 26th Sep 2017 12:48pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Associated artists & people > RIP John Blackwell
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 3 of 5 <12345>

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Reply #60 posted 07/04/17 9:43pm

206Michelle

babynoz said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Way too young, 43 years old.

Rest In Peace John.



Thanks.

His baby girl, Gia died in '04 I believe. I met him during the Musicology tour right after she passed. rose

[Edited 7/4/17 11:37am]

It's so sad, both John Blackwell and Prince lost children. cry cry

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #61 posted 07/04/17 9:51pm

sonshine

avatar

I'm so sad learning of this! RIP JB. A true great at your craft. Love and light to his wife and family. My favorite Prince shows feature JB on drums. ❀🎢πŸ₯πŸ•†
Have you had your plus sign (+) today?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #62 posted 07/04/17 10:17pm

Astasheiks

avatar

It Snowed in April 2016 and now its snowing in July 2017 sad sad RIP John.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #63 posted 07/04/17 10:20pm

lucylula

I am so saddened to learn of this, John was an amazing drummer, Montreux 2009 always stands out for me, RIP John rose
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #64 posted 07/04/17 10:39pm

luv4u

Moderator

avatar

moderator

206Michelle said:

babynoz said:



Thanks.

His baby girl, Gia died in '04 I believe. I met him during the Musicology tour right after she passed. rose

[Edited 7/4/17 11:37am]

It's so sad, both John Blackwell and Prince lost children. cry cry



rose Jia http://prince.org/msg/5/99792

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #65 posted 07/05/17 1:09am

JorisE73

Saw him a couple of times with Prince and was such a force on drums, R.I.P.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #66 posted 07/05/17 1:15am

pennylover

avatar

Wow this is so sad. I just logged on 2 TMZ and the first topic is the passing of Mr. Blackwell. May he RIP. I loved this man. He was a great musician and wonderful person. I know Prince was proud 2 have such a talent as him, n his band as well as he was honored and proud 2 be apart of Prince’s band. My blessings and condolences go out to his wife, family and friends.

Forever in our life rose


RIP John tombstone

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #67 posted 07/05/17 1:33am

EnDoRpHn

Best interview, April 26, 2016:

http://m.theboneonline.co...qoDJwtr1H/
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #68 posted 07/05/17 1:37am

SayItsJustADre
am

avatar

I'm so sad to hear this....my condolences and prayers to all of his loved ones... cry

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #69 posted 07/05/17 3:11am

Phishanga

avatar

Oh man. Thoughts are with the family. I remember back in 2002 on the ONA tour I managed to get his drum stick after the show in Hamburg.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #70 posted 07/05/17 4:06am

XxAxX

avatar

sad rose r.i.p.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #71 posted 07/05/17 4:29am

prb

avatar

pray rose

R.I.P. JB

My condolences to his loved ones sad

seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #72 posted 07/05/17 4:58am

madison

Rest in peace
He gave my six-year-old daughter his drumstick After the musicology Concert In Shreveport Louisiana ... they both had the biggest smiles on their faces and so did I
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #73 posted 07/05/17 5:50am

GoldiesParade

avatar

Gutted to hear this. He was such a lovely man. So wonderful with the fans. He really was Prince's best drummer. RIP

http://www.goldiesparade.co.uk/ - Prince discography, tour history, news and more.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #74 posted 07/05/17 6:04am

Superconductor

avatar

Oh man, I was worried that that could happen, coz braintumors are a nasty thing.
.
My condolences to the family.
...every night another symphony...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #75 posted 07/05/17 6:11am

FlyOnTheWall

EnDoRpHn said:

Best interview, April 26, 2016: http://m.theboneonline.co...qoDJwtr1H/

Thanks so much for sharing. I've been looking for this interview. bheart

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #76 posted 07/05/17 6:30am

TypoQueen

Thank you john for sharing ur gift, for ur kindness, jokes, beautiful smile. When we look in the dictionary ur name should be beside the word "GentleMan". No more pain gentle man.
pray Much love and my prayers to family and friends.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #77 posted 07/05/17 6:53am

Graycap23

avatar

sad

R.I.P. JB.

Facts don't give a funk about your opinion.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #78 posted 07/05/17 6:56am

thx185

avatar

Rest in peace, John Blackwell. I'll always remember your talent and heart. Thank you for the youthful energy and expanded musical colors you brought to Prince's world.

.

Check out Prince at Montreaux 2009 for some vintage JB.

"..free to change your mind"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #79 posted 07/05/17 7:16am

Latin

Elisa Fiorillo posted the following on Twitter:

"@JohnBlackwellJr Yes. The fireworks sounded like drums 2night in my backyard and all I could think about was u. RIP"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #80 posted 07/05/17 7:19am

Latin

Andy Allo posted the following on Twitter:

"#JohnBlackwell I can't believe you're gone. You are a legend and I'm honored to have played with you and been in your presence. πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ½ #RIP"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #81 posted 07/05/17 7:26am

Latin

The NPG's Adrian Crutchfield posted the following on Twitter:

"every independence day when i hear the fireworks, i will hear drums... thank u 4 everything John Blackwell. Go be with ur baby! We love you"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #82 posted 07/05/17 7:31am

Latin

Judith Hill posted the following on Twitter:

"Heaven has gained another one. Rest In Peace #Johnblackwell Thank you for all your incredible contributions to this world πŸ™πŸΎ"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #83 posted 07/05/17 7:52am

Loefie

avatar

Very sad to hear!! Thank you John for the moments of enormous pleasure. My condolences to family and friends!
Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


"Rotterdam, we come to jam!"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #84 posted 07/05/17 10:41am

rogifan

avatar

Morris Hayes

https://www.facebook.com/MrMorrisKHayes/posts/1889613137972106

It is with a heavy heart I come to you FB, but my two musical brothers are now together again. R.I.Paradise brother John Blackwell. The N.P.G. is here in Zurich, Switzerland standing together to honor you. We extend our deepest condolences to the Blackwell family. You will be sorely missed Black. Say hello to P. Anything we can do, call on us. Much love
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever πŸ’œ
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #85 posted 07/05/17 10:45am

savoirfaire

avatar

I withheld commenting on here, or anywhere for that matter, when Prince passed because it felt like a very personal thing for me and I wanted to deal with it in my own way.

But now that John Blackwell has passed, I figured I would share a story that involved the both of them.

It was back in 2002 when I saw Prince for the first time, and what also turned out to be my favourite time, on his one nite alone tour. It was shortly after the release of TRC, as many have acknowledged Prince had stretched his musical chops a lot during this time, and Blackwell played a big role in the production of that album, and perhaps his last "masterpiece", and most personal album.

Anyway, brother-in-law was part of the music club, we had such amazing seats, in the orchestra pit, so close, they told us "mind the guitars", which we literally almost tripped over. Enjoyed the amazing show with Prince a foot away from us, enjoying the show with his instrument tech who was tuning and passing the instruments out throughout the show. During Family Name, Prince asked my name, so that he could "change" it, as part of the song. Grabbed my hand when telling me the name change. Amazing show and crazy experience for a 19 year old who idolized Prince for many years. The first time in my life I got to meet one of my heroes.

Anyway, after the show, we are recovering from it all, the place is mostly emptied, we're watching them take down the equipment and stuff. John Blackwell came to us remaining in the orchestra pit, and handed out a couple sets of drumsticks. He offered me a pair, and I reached for it, but a taller guy rudely grabbed at them first. He actually lifted them out of the way, and gave me another chance to have them, but the other guy managed to snatch them the second time around. John looked quite annoyed by this, then he went over to Prince's mic stand, grabbed a guitar pick with
"Prince" emblazoned on it, and gave that to me. That remains in my box set of ONA Live to this day.

It was a really nice gesture. He was an amazing drummer, and a huge part of Prince's sound during that era.

I saw him and Renato a second time, at the Rio in Vegas in 2007, sitting at a bar after a show finished. I wanted to go up to them and thank them for the show, but I was a little shy and felt they probably didn't want to be bothered. After the fact, I wish I had introduced myself.

RIP Mr. Blackwell.

"Knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring faith. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal" - Carl Sagan
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #86 posted 07/05/17 11:09am

2freaky4church
1

avatar

omgomgomg.

"2freaky is a complete stud." DJ
"2freaky is very down." 2Elijah.
"2freaky convinced me to join Antifa: OnlyNDA
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #87 posted 07/05/17 11:43am

anangellooksdo
wn

madison said:

Rest in peace
He gave my six-year-old daughter his drumstick After the musicology Concert In Shreveport Louisiana ... they both had the biggest smiles on their faces and so did I


That is beautiful.
So glad you and she (and John's spirit) have this memory.
I keep finding myself thinking about him since yesterday. It feels unbelievable. I am thinking of his wife, too.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #88 posted 07/05/17 12:59pm

BalladofPeterP
arker

Absolutely heartbreaking news.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #89 posted 07/05/17 1:02pm

rogifan

avatar

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake)
7/5/17, 9:08 AM
RIP, John Blackwell. You are a kind, gentle soul and one special talent. You will be missed by myself and so many. God bless you, bro.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever πŸ’œ
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 3 of 5 <12345>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Associated artists & people > RIP John Blackwell