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January 29, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Jim Capaldi, the drummer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last March for his role in the influential British band Traffic, died Friday in London after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 60. Five months after the induction of Capaldi and his bandmates -- whose epic signature songs included "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" -- the drummer's cancer was diagnosed.
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January 29, 2005 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Jim Capaldi, the drummer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last March for his role in the influential British band Traffic, died Friday in London after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 60. Five months after the induction of Capaldi and his bandmates -- whose epic signature songs included "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" -- the drummer's cancer was diagnosed.
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June 7, 1994 | JON BREAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi ran into an unexpected roadblock when they tried to resurrect Traffic after 20 years: They didn't have the rights to use the name of the rock band they founded. Chris Blackwell's Island Records U.K. owned the moniker. "When we were 19 or 20, he got us to sign a piece of paper, which we didn't believe existed," Winwood said. "He faxed copies to everyone."
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June 7, 1994 | JON BREAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi ran into an unexpected roadblock when they tried to resurrect Traffic after 20 years: They didn't have the rights to use the name of the rock band they founded. Chris Blackwell's Island Records U.K. owned the moniker. "When we were 19 or 20, he got us to sign a piece of paper, which we didn't believe existed," Winwood said. "He faxed copies to everyone."
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April 9, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
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May 1, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM
** TRAFFIC, "Far From Home"; Virgin This purported reunion of a classic rock band sounds more like an attempt to jump-start Steve Winwood's becalmed solo career under a sexier marketing banner. Vintage Traffic music was an adventurous grab-bag that at its best combined pop pith with wide-ranging stretches through jazz, folk, rock and R&B influences.
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June 9, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no great sense of occasion, no buzz of anticipation as the reunited Traffic arrived at the Pond of Anaheim on Tuesday. There was no great thematic subtext to lend fresh meaning to songs from more than 20 years ago: Traffic was always more about jams and melodies than lyrical ideas.
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June 4, 1994 | JON BREAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi ran into an unexpected road block when they tried to resurrect Traffic after 20 years: They didn't have the rights to use the name of the rock band they founded. Chris Blackwell's Island Records U.K. owned the moniker. "When we were 19 or 20, he got us to sign a piece of paper, which we didn't believe existed," Winwood said. "He faxed copies to everyone."
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December 14, 1988 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
One of the sillier events on the San Diego pop scene's 1988 calendar took place last Friday night at the Retrospective Gallery in La Jolla. To kick off its eight-week "Rock Back with Retro" exhibit and sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, the gallery threw an invitation-only preview party that topped the charts in pretentiousness.
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November 30, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As members of the popular British group Traffic, vocalist-guitarist Dave Mason and drummer-vocalist Jim Capaldi appeared together on only two albums in 1967 and 1968. But the prospect of seeing these two rock veterans perform together for the first time in several decades was enough to lure a decent-sized and enthusiastic crowd to the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana on Saturday night. Physically, a lot has changed in 30 years.
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