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R. J. Parnell

Monday, 13th August 1951 - Sunday, 1st May 2022

Drummer with assorted bands including Atomic Rooster, Tritons, Ibis, Stars, Nova as well as session work. Son of musical director and jazz drummer, Jack Parnell. Achieved immortality as ill-fated Spinal Tap drummer, Mick Shrimpton, who spontaneously explodes during a gig.

This is Spinal Tap
Mick Shrimpton