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John Blackwell


R&B, funk, jazz, and pop drummer who was simply an associate of Prince’s music group THE BRAND NEW Power Era. He started playing the drums at age group three and experienced his 1st professional gigs a decade later. He performed drums on Patti LaBelle’s recording Live! One Night time Only. His dad John Blackwell Sr. was also a drummer and used The Drifters and Mary Wells, amongst others. He made an appearance on Prince’s recording N.E.W.S.

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Full Name John Blackwell
Date Of Birth September 9, 1973
Died July 4, 2017, Tampa, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth South Carolina
Profession Drummer
Education Berklee College of Music
Nationality American
Spouse Yaritza Blackwell
Parents John Blackwell Sr, Mamie S. Blackwell
Music Groups The New Power Generation
Movies Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas, John Blackwell: Technique, Grooving and Showmanship, Ultimate Drummers Weekend #11, John Blackwell: Hudson Music Master Series, Heads Up 2006
Star Sign Virgo

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Midsomer MurdersTV Series assistant editor - 18 episodes, 1998 - 2001 assembly editor - 15 episodes, 2002 - 2004
Pretending to Be Judith2004TV Movie assistant editor
Ultimate Force2002TV Series assistant editor - 6 episodes
Night Flight2002TV Movie assistant editor
An Evil Streak1999TV Series assistant editor
The Broker's Man1997-1998TV Series assistant editor - 12 episodes
Clancy's Kitchen1997assistant editor
The Writing on the Wall1996TV Movie assistant editor



Midsomer Murders2004-2017TV Series 38 episodes
Death in Paradise2015-2016TV Series 4 episodes
Ultimate Force2003-2005TV Series 6 episodes

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