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Thread started 07/02/18 10:53pm

Latin

(Updated with video by his wife Yaritza) 1 year after passing away~In memory of PRINCE'S NPG drummer, JOHN BLACKWELL

A year ago, on July 4th, the New Power Generation's John Blackwell passed away.

This thread is dedicated to him.

Here is a video entitled "John Blackwell Drum Solo" produced by Drumeo:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...SKQt7VSl7o

Here is John speaking about his relationship with Prince entitled "Former Drummer Remembers Prince":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...wV1SU0K_hw
[Edited 7/3/18 22:38pm]
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Reply #1 posted 07/03/18 11:17am

pinkcashmere23

Great videos! Thanks for sharing Latin. RIP John heart

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Reply #2 posted 07/03/18 11:36am

JellyBean

Great videos indeed. Thank you for sharing and RIP, Brother John Blackwell. You are greatly missed.

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Reply #3 posted 07/03/18 10:28pm

Latin

John's partner, Yaritza, has posted the following:

"One year ago, my husband John K. Blackwell Jr. passed away after being diagnosed with brain tumors since July 2016. It was a difficult year for us, because we, the people who loved him, suffered his pain of not being able to play his drums again, and the agony of his recovery, due to his illness... Thanks God in first place, the family, friends and you who are reading this post who contributed in any way, with a donation, with a prayer or a message of solidarity. God blessed John with an incredible talent, that was appreciated by all the artists who requested his services, and his ability of passing his knowledge to younger generations and adults, makes me proud to say that he really fulfilled his mission on earth. The love for his family and friends is shown in this video that I share today with you. Rest in Peace John K. Blackwell Jr. Thank you, God Bless you all. Yaritza Cambero Blackwell ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’œ #johnblackwell #drums https://youtu.be/I-_EtcTjgMo (video link on profile)"

Here is the photo that Yaritza posted:

https://www.instagram.com...y9shOBYuf/
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Reply #4 posted 07/04/18 5:00am

Latin

Here is the video posted by John's partner, Yaritza, entitled "JOHN K. BLACKWELL JR. 09/09/1973 - /07/04/2017":

"ONE YEAR WITHOUT HIM. 07/04/2018"

https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be
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Reply #5 posted 07/04/18 5:21am

Latin

Today, Takuya Futaesaku, the author of the book "The Words of Prince" posted the following:

"John Blackwell gave it to me,
used 4 The Rainbow Children session, One Nite Alone US and Canada Tour, Xenophobia 2002, Xepectation.
#johnblackwell #prince #paisleypark #therainbowchildren #musicology"

Here is the photo:

https://www.instagram.com...zuqJTjVr4/
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Reply #6 posted 07/04/18 5:58am

Lovejunky

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Lovely...thank you

โ€œLOVE IS THE MASTERPLANโ€
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Reply #7 posted 07/04/18 6:51am

zenarose

Thanks Latin!!!

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Reply #8 posted 07/04/18 7:27am

gullahgirl

Latin thank you for sending this! As you know John Blackwell was from my home state of South Carolina. We are so proud of what he achieved. He was was one of the baddest drummers out there! We miss Mr. Blackwell greatly!

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Reply #9 posted 07/04/18 8:05am

KoolEaze

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He was such a humble soul and had a unique sound.

May he rest in peace.

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Reply #10 posted 07/04/18 8:42am

1725topp

Very nice--thanks for posting Latin.

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Reply #11 posted 07/04/18 8:53am

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Here is the video posted by John's partner, Yaritza, entitled "JOHN K. BLACKWELL JR. 09/09/1973 - /07/04/2017": "ONE YEAR WITHOUT HIM. 07/04/2018" https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be

Love to Yaritza. Thanks for sharing Latin.

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Reply #12 posted 07/04/18 9:08am

purplefam99

Thank you Latin, John you are amazing!!
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Reply #13 posted 07/04/18 12:18pm

Latin

Here is "John Blackwell on 'Good Morning Australia'":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...TsmdOmbfAA
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Reply #14 posted 07/04/18 12:34pm

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Here is "John Blackwell on 'Good Morning Australia'": https://m.youtube.com/wat...TsmdOmbfAA

Awesome performance! Thanks Latin

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Reply #15 posted 07/04/18 12:48pm

Latin

Here is a new video entitled "Remembering Prince's Drummer John Blackwell Jr.":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be
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Reply #16 posted 07/04/18 3:41pm

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Here is a new video entitled "Remembering Prince's Drummer John Blackwell Jr.": https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be

Very nice! Thank you Latin!

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Reply #17 posted 07/04/18 6:32pm

Goddess4Real

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Very nice thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #18 posted 07/04/18 9:55pm

Latin

PRN Alumni Foundation posted the following today:

"The world is a less colorful place without you in it, John Blackwell. We love you, miss you, and are still awed and inspired by your musical gifts."

They also posted this video:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...bv_w5p4RFQ
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Reply #19 posted 07/04/18 10:16pm

Latin

The NPG's Liv Warfield has posted the following:

"๐Ÿ‘‘JOHN BLACKWELL
I know yโ€™all been making so much music.๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š"
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Reply #20 posted 07/05/18 2:24am

Latin

Here is an article published by Drum Magazine entitled "The Influence Of John Blackwell As A Teacher":

http://drummagazine.com/t...a-teacher/
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Reply #21 posted 07/05/18 6:55am

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Here is an article published by Drum Magazine entitled "The Influence Of John Blackwell As A Teacher": http://drummagazine.com/t...a-teacher/

Great article! Thanks Latin!

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Reply #22 posted 07/05/18 9:01pm

AnnaStesia10

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John was a talented musician and is missed. Thanks for posting this Latin. Much love to John's family. ๐Ÿ’œ
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #23 posted 07/06/18 8:55pm

Latin

Drummer Magazine has published the following article entitled "โ€˜Can I Trust You?โ€™ A Reader Remembers His Friendship With John Blackwell":

http://drummagazine.com/c...blackwell/
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Reply #24 posted 07/06/18 9:34pm

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Drummer Magazine has published the following article entitled "โ€˜Can I Trust You?โ€™ A Reader Remembers His Friendship With John Blackwell": http://drummagazine.com/c...blackwell/

Good article! Thanks for sharing!

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Reply #25 posted 07/08/18 7:09am

Latin

Yaritza posted the following on June 30th:

"I miss you..... Fun times while arriving to The Bahamas. R.I.P. John Blackwell Jr. Yaritza ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ"

Here is the nice photo:

https://www.instagram.com...poIOZB_2U/
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Reply #26 posted 07/08/18 7:22am

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Yaritza posted the following on June 30th: "I miss you...... Fun times while arriving to The Bahamas. R.I.P. John Blackwell Jr. Yaritza ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ" Here is the nice photo: https://www.instagram.com...poIOZB_2U/

Very sweet! heart Thanks Latin!

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Reply #27 posted 07/08/18 9:43am

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #28 posted 07/12/18 10:32pm

Latin

Yaritza has posted the following clip:

"#july 2018. R.I.P. #johnblackwelljr . Yaritza ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿฆ‹"

Check it out:

https://www.instagram.com...CDuNwhVk1/
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Reply #29 posted 07/13/18 6:54am

pinkcashmere23

Latin said:

Yaritza has posted the following clip: "#july 2018. R.I.P. #johnblackwelljr . Yaritza ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿฆ‹" Check it out: https://www.instagram.com...CDuNwhVk1/

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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