Cozy Powell used cymbal from Estate – Black Sabbath / Rainbow
Cozy Powell used cymbal from Estate – Black Sabbath / Rainbow. A Paiste Rude / Crash 22″ CYMBAL. Custom made by Paiste for Cozy with serial no 104143. Purchased by the vendor from an auction of Cozy’s equipment in Newbury Berkshire 2000 after his death. No international postage due to size & weight.
Colin Trevor “Cozy” Powell (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) was an English rock drummer. He made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake, Emerson, Lake & Powell, and Black Sabbath. Powell had appeared on at least 66 albums, with contributions on many other recordings.
Powell died on 5 April 1998 following a car accident while driving his Saab 9000 in bad weather on the M4 motorway near Bristol. He had been dating a married woman who was having troubles with her husband. Upset, she phoned him on 5 April 1998 and asked him to come quickly to her house which was approximately 35 miles away. As he was driving to her house she phoned him again and asked: “Where are you?”. He informed her he was on his way and then she heard him say “Oh shit!” followed by a loud bang.
In 1975 he joined Rainbow. Powell and Ritchie Blackmore were the only constants in the band’s line-up over the next five years. Blackmore evolved the sound of the band from a neo-classical hard rock/heavy metal to a more commercial sound. Rainbow’s 1979 Down to Earth LP (singles “Since You Been Gone” and “All Night Long” are taken) proved to be the band’s most successful album. Powell decided to leave Rainbow; after they headlined the first ever Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington, England on 16 August 1980.