New book ‘Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story’ coming out on March 20, 2020

New book ‘Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story’ coming out on March 20, 2020

Great news for fans of former Rainbow and Black Sabbath drummer Cozy Powell as a new book on his life titled Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and penned by Laura Shenton will be released on March 20, 2020.

Wymer Publishing‘s website indicates: “Publication date: 20th March 2020.

Ritchie Blackmore once said, “You can’t get any better than Cozy, you know. He’s always up there on stage going crazy, he always pushes me on when I look round. He always gives me that incentive to play because Cozy won’t let anybody take it easy.” He wasn’t wrong.

Cozy Powell was a talented, reliable and versatile drummer. A drummer of such calibre that he played with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Whitesnake, Emerson and Lake, Black Sabbath and Brian May as well as being a hugely in-demand session player.

But before all that he initially came to prominence with three Mickie Most produced, top twenty singles under his own name. An extraordinary feat for an instrumentalist, and a drummer at that.

Cozy Powell‘s career as a musician is a story that needs to be told. Author Laura Shenton MA LLCM DipRSL has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. Aside from her detailed research, her understanding of music adds an insightful angle on Cozy Powell’s abilities in this, the first and long overdue biography of this highly talented and much missed musician that presents Powell’s career in all its glory.

224 page Soft cover, plus 8 page photo section.”

Wikipedia summarizes Powell‘s musical career as follows (with slight edits): “Cozy Powell (Born Colin Trevor Flooks) (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Gary Moore, 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. Many rock drummers have cited him as a major influence.”