Brian May unveils blue plaque for Cozy Powell

Brian May unveils blue plaque for Cozy Powell
Photo copyright John Spreadbury 2016

Queen guitarist Brian May unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Cirencester rock legend Cozy Powell in Cirencester today (7th January 2016).

Cozy Powell (real name Colin Trevor Powell) drummed for many famous bands such as The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

He died on April 5th 1998 in a car accident on the M4.

Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi also appeared at the unveiling ceremony as did Suzi Quatro, Neil Murray and Bernie Marsden.

The blue plaque unveiling took place at The Corn Hall in Cirencester's Market Place.

Posted: 07/01/2016 16:44:57

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He lived in Oakley Road, a few doors away from my family and next door to my grandparents, and yes, his name from his adoptive parents was Colin Flukes.

Submitted by Richard at 09/12/2016 19:28:33

My brother who went to school with him always knew him as Colin Flukes this was when he went to Cirencester Grammar School in Victoria Road

Submitted by John at 06/01/2016 18:18:46

Are you sure you have this right? I heard his real name was Colin Flukes?

Submitted by Whitesnake Fan at 06/01/2016 17:39:50

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