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John Blackwell Jr.

John Blackwell Jr. (Gabriel Olsen / Getty)
John Blackwell Jr. (Gabriel Olsen / Getty)

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March 27, 2018 "Continue to rest in peace. You and your talent are greatly missed, you shared so much with the world...thank you!" - Karen Thomas Robinson (San Bernardino, CA)
February 15, 2018 "John was an outstanding Musician.
He will be missed." - Reggie Powell (Burgaw, NC)
January 12, 2018 "I met John on a flight to Montreal when he and his wife were expecting, twins I think. He shared a lot about his life with me. He was a wonderful person."
January 10, 2018 "Man, what sad news. I only read into you a few times after our years at Berklee, but I'm so proud of everything you so deservedly achieved. Just found out that you passed last summer and can't stop thinking about you today. Good times we had back then. It sounds like you lived life to the fullest after. Wish you had more time. I'll try to make mine as meaningful as I can for the many friends, like you, that didn't get the chance. RIP and peace out. Boris" - Boris Wiedenfeld (Eugene, OR)
September 06, 2017 "Thank you for sharing your musical gift. You were an awesome and amazing drummer. Your work in this world may be done but your spirit lives on to inspire the hearts of others. Peace" - Earl P. Johnson Jr. (Baltimore, MD)
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Obituary for John Blackwell Jr.
John Blackwell Jr., an acclaimed funk, jazz, and pop drummer who played with the superstar Prince for more than a decade, died Tuesday, July 4,...
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