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.
Cream was joined on-stage by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix had only been in London for a week, yet was already creating a storm in the local music scene. In double-time, Hendrix tore through a version of “Killing Floor”. His dazzling play and guitar wizardry caused Clapton to exit the stage and ask Hendrix’s manager (Chas Chandler), “is he always this f@$%ing good?”.
Jimi died a few days and many years ago, I thought I’d put this up in tribute to him and Michael Winslow (remember Police Academy?).
Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon on stage at Ronnie Scott’s in what was to be Hendrix’s last public appearance.
“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”
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.)