I saw Cozy Powell with Peter Greens Splinter Band three days before he was killed. I couldn’t believe it when I picked up a newspaper and read about it. I was invited backstage by their bass player Neil Murray, who I knew growing up in Edinburgh, but it was pandemonium so we just left. He played a blinder, much of it laid back blues. He could play with a light touch when the song demanded it. I was very impressed with his playing.
He was playing a black four piece Yamaha RC in small sizes and his sound was superb.