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Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

The Washington, D.C.-born Baxter worked his way up the East Coast in the 1960s, with a brief (possibly apocryphal) stint in New York in Jimi Hendrix’s Greenwich Village-circa ‘66 pre-Experience band Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, and Boston working at Jack’s Drum Shop on Boylston Street. After enrolling at Boston University, Baxter fell in with the Bosstown Sound acts of the time, eventually joining Ultimate Spinach in 1968 for their third and final album, 1969’s III. After a move to the sunnier climes of California, Baxter secured his musical legacy in the 1970s, spending the first half of the…

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