Rock and pop drummer Jimmy Copley dies aged 63

A drummer who worked with some of the UK's biggest names in music has died after battling with leukaemia.

Jimmy Copley, from Bath, died on Saturday evening aged 63.

He played with artists including Paul Weller, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tears for Fears, Go West, Paul Rodgers, Glenn Hughes and Tony Iommi.

Shortly before he died he recorded a charity song - Live on Through the Music - to raise money for the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre where he was treated.

He gave his final interview to the BBC less than a fortnight ago.

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