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Spinal Tap Drummer ‘Mick Shrimpton’ Dies At 70

The man who played Spinal Tap drummer Mick Shrimpton in the heavy metal ‘mockumentary’ This Is Spinal Tap has died at the age of 70.

Ric Parnell was a British musician who played with a variety of prog-rock bands in the 1970’s.¬† But he was most famous for playing Shrimpton –¬†one of many Spinal Tap drummers who died under mysterious circumstances¬†– as well as his ‘twin brother’ Ric Shrimpton during the band’s 1992 reunion tour.

In his later years, Parnell hosted a weekly radio show in Missoula, Montana.



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