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John Blackwell Jr.

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

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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)
July 13, 2017 "In 2004 I was amazed by Mr. Blackwell' talents as he performed his solo during a Prince concert in Detroit. He had energy from the first note to the last and I've never forgotten it. So for the Blackwell family be encouraged by knowing that John touched the lives of millions in a very positive way doing the work that he was so passionate about. May he remain in God's memory and awaken when he hears the Kings voice." - Carla Legree (OH)
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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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