Here’s a bit of a historic clip. Apparently Jimi was contractually obligated to play “Hey Joe”, Jimi started in on it, thought it “jive” and then led the band through Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” in homage, as the Clapton-Baker-Bruce ensemble had just called it quits.
Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time and The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed.
Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon on stage at Ronnie Scott’s in what was to be Hendrix’s last public appearance.
Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the Army’s 101st Airborne after breaking his ankle. Contrary to popular belief at the time, it would not be the last time Hendrix would “kiss the sky”. (Sorry about the weak-ass joke.)
The bassist and guitarist on the two songs Janye Mansfield recorded in 1965 was none other than Jimi Hendrix. The songs in question are “Suey” and “And The Clouds Drift By”. Here’s “Suey”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed on “It’s Lulu’s” and started into “Hey Joe”, but then abruptly morphed into Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” as an homage to the power trio that had split days prior. Clapton and Hendrix were very close friends. Very cool relic.
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to the most influential rock guitarist of all time, Johnny Allen Hendrix. Hendrix led the way with his cartwheeling, pyrotechnic psychedelic blues rock to generations of guitarists. Hitting the scene in the mid-1960’s, Hendrix was in the public for little over 5 years, but his unmatched prowess on the guitar made him a living legend before his untimely death in September of 1970. From there Hendrix’s legend has grown, soared and reached unparalleled heights. Check out some of MSD’s previous Hendrix posts for some great stuff that hasn’t been made commercially available, namely our recent post which offered studio jams of Hendrix with Traffic. Jimi would have been 66 today and even though he was not alive in our lifetime, he is truly a unique and timeless artist and his influence is heard in pretty much every guitar solo you hear after 1969.
Here’s the Jimi Hendrix Experience with “Hey Joe” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”: