Jim Capaldi — British Musician born on August 02, 1944, died on January 28, 2005

Nicola James "Jim" Capaldi was an English drummer, singer and songwriter. His musical career spanned more than four decades. He co-founded the psychedelic rock band Traffic in 1967 with Steve Winwood with whom he co-wrote the majority of the band's output. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of Traffic's original line-up... (wikipedia)

We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.
Traffic was very, very free. It was great.
For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.
But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.
You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up.