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Drummer Jimmy Copley dead

Rocker Jimmy Copley has died after a battle with leukemia.
The British drummer performed with guitar greats Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck, among others and was part of supergroup M3.
Former bandmate Tony Martin has announced the sad news via Facebook, calling Copley an “all round great dude”.
“He had such an accurate touch with drums that seemed effortless,” Martin adds.
Copley was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, and relapsed following a bone marrow transplant.
He also performed with Tears for Fears, the Pretenders, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and released a solo album in 2008, titled Slap My Hand.
Before he died he turned his hospital room into a makeshift studio so he record an EP to benefit the University Hospital Bristol’s Haematology and Oncology Centre.
The project, titled Psyche Funk, also features Anthony Head, Bad Company’s Robert Hart and Chris White of Dire Straits.
“I’m making the EP to give something back to the wonderful people at the NHS (National Health Service) wards that have treated me,” the drummer said recently. “It gave me something to aim at during the dark days. I feel good about leaving some new music behind.”

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