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  • Spirit Drummer Ed Cassidy Dead at 89

    12/08/2012 11:56:43 AM PST · by the scotsman · 32 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 8th December 2012 | Sterling Whitaker
    'Ed Cassidy, the drummer for the classic rock band Spirit, died in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday (Dec. 6) of undisclosed causes. Notable for his shaved head (which inspired the nickname “Mr. Skin”), head-to-toe black wardrobe and massive drum kit, Cassidy was considered very influential on other drummers of the ’60s rock era. He was 89 years old at the time of his death. Born on May 4, 1923 in a rural town outside of Chicago, Cassidy began his career at an early age in 1937, after his family moved to Bakersfield, Calif. He served in the Navy during World...