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Jim Capaldi
August 2, 1944 - January 28, 2005
Nationality: British
Category: Musician
Subcategory: British Musician

But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.


So the name of a group has to say something. The name has to be strong.


I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity.


Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper.


This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.


After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together.


We all ended up jumping up and down, hugging each other when Ali won;cause Ali is the greatest.


Traffic was very, very free. It was great.


Guys would hang out in groups just to be with the music.


We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.


They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage.


Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.


We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.


I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.


Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them.


You have to have a strong title. It's got to say something.


You try to be moody when you're young and it had a good ring to it.


For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.


You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up.


This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home.


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