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Black, a Texas native, moved to California in the mid-'60s, where his amateur band, the Soul Giants, drafted Frank Zappa as a replacement for their original guitarist. Before long, Zappa took charge and changed the band's name to Mothers of Invention. Playing drums under this moniker, and under Zappa's direction, Black shared the stage with legends from the era including Jimmy Hendrix, the Doors, Cream, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and countless others.Immediately following the Mothers disbandment in 1970, Black formed or joined many different groups, often a few at a time, including Geronimo Black (named in honor of one of his sons) and had a brief gig backing Captain Beefhart. He eventually moved to Europe and become involved with a number of various musical projects. In 2001, he was diagnosed with Leukemia and began to replace road dates with work on a new record label, Inkanish Records.
A message on his website reads: "Jimmy says hi to everybody and he doesn't want anybody to be sad."