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The first time I heard CP was a single he released called 'Dance with the Devil'. This was just before he joined Rainbow.


He was still a part of Rainbow when I saw them on their 'Rainbow Rising' tour.


I must admit I didn't know he was ever in the MSG....







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Great great drummer (R.I.P),...was a bit like s**t though,..got everywhere,..was in more bands than gaffer tape!...saw him with jeff beck...awesome gig.....and with peter green..not so awesome..

some of his jobs.

  • The Sorcerers (1967–1968)
  • Youngblood (1968–1969)
  • The Ace Kefford Stand (1969)
  • Big Bertha (1969–1970)
  • The Jeff Beck Group (1970–1972)
  • Bedlam (1972–1973)
  • Cozy Powell (1973–1974)
  • Cozy Powell's Hammer (1974)
  • Rainbow (1975–1980)
  • Cozy Powell (1979)
  • Graham Bonnet & the Hooligans (1980–1981)
  • Cozy Powell (1981)
  • Michael Schenker Group (1981–1982)
  • Cozy Powell (1982–1983)
  • Whitesnake (1982–1985)
  • Emerson, Lake & Powell (1985–1986)
  • Pete York/Cozy Powell (1987)
  • Black Sabbath (1988–1991)
  • The Brian May Band (1991–1992)
  • Cozy Powell (1992)
  • Cozy Powell's Hammer (1992–1993)
  • The Brian May Band (1993–1994)
  • Black Sabbath (1994–1995)
  • Peter Green Splinter Group (1997)
  • Tipton, Entwistle and Powell (1997)
  • Yngwie Malmsteen (1997)
  • The Brian May Band (1998)
  • Peter Green Splinter Group (1998)
  • The Snakes (1998).....wiki info.



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  • Cozy Powell's Hammer (1974)

That reminded me so strongly of a deep-set memory I just had to wiki it for myself...


After 'Dance With the Devil' he had a second hit with 'Na Na Na' - also from the year before CP joined Rainbow.


I remember it so well because 'my bassist' (LOL!) at the time loved the line from the song;

"and the bass man he don't cop with no glamour/I want to be the man with the fifty-pound hammer"...


I, on the other hand, liked this lot;

"I know you get your kicks / Playing Hendrix licks / You're a wizard of Wembley Central

You're the J. S. Bach of Belsize park / And me I'm just plain mental.




But when I play my boogie / when I play my blues / It's like a whole tank regiment on the move

You can play the notes and you can tell the story / Me I'll just settle for the power and the qlory."




Happy, carefee days!


Here's the very clip shown on Top of the Pops all of those 38 years ago....




Nice 'burst, too!....



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