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John Blackwell Jr.

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

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July 23, 2017 "So very sorry for your loss." - Jessica Kekacs (WPB, FL)
July 21, 2017 "Thank you JB. Am still learning from you. God Bless you. RIP." - Yaw Twum (CT)
July 20, 2017 "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man. I remember seeing him in concert with Prince some years ago. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning." - M C (Bear, DE)
July 18, 2017 "Rip my friend thank u for sharing your talent you will b truly missed we love you.the besttttt drummer ever i was just watching you play drums god knows best in your in heaven now with prince i know you are playing music for god we love you" - Ray ray Jesse (Dallas tx)
July 14, 2017 "I remember you from when I was working in a local bar here in Columbia and your jazz band would play there. I also got to play my guitar on stage with you a couple of times when Cameo was on hiatus. You had become a thunder drummer from playing with them. I never got to see you anymore after that but I remember how terrific of a person that you were as well as a terrific musician and the big bear hugs you gave me. Thank you for those memories." - Bryant Chandler (Columbia, SC)
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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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