The cornerstone of a legendary rock music trio has received tributes from a former neighbour after his death last week.
Mitch Mitchell, born in Ealing, helped revolutionise rock music as drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The 61-year-old died from natural causes in his US hotel room on November 12, aged 61.
As part of a line-up including guitarist Jimi Hendrix and bassist Noel Reading, he played on such legendary tracks as Purple Haze, Hey Joe and The Wind Cries Mary.
John Mitchell was born on July 9, 1947 in Ealing. By the late 1960s he had auditioned for The Who before joining The Jimi Hendrix Experience as a drummer.
He was one of the most influential drummers of his generation. Former neighbour Jasmine Sharif, 22, knew Mitchell when she was a child as she lived next door to him in Montpelier Avenue, Ealing.
She said: "I was a neighbour of his. I used to have Indian dance lessons when I was a little girl and it was through the wife of Mick Taylor, a well-known Southall musician, that I met him.
"He was really nice, very quiet but you could tell he was really into his drumming. There was also an Asian connection as he had lots of Asian friends in West Ealing."
"I saw him play at the South Bank Blues Summit concert in May earlier this year, with Mick Taylor on guitar. They did a version of Wild Thing, a song Jimi Hendrix recorded, and I thought it was wonderful.
"Many people around the world know the songs and that is partly down to him. He will be sorely missed, both in Ealing and internationally."