John “Jabo” Starks, the drummer who helped anchor some of James Brown’s biggest hits, died Tuesday, The New York Times reports. He was 79. Starks’ manager Kathie Williams confirmed his death. She said he’d been in hospice for about a week and was battling leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. Starks played with Brown during the Sixties…

via James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks Dead at 79 — Rolling Stone Yahoo Music Feed

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