Skip to comments.Hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, 1964-1970
Posted on 07/08/2012 6:44:06 PM PDT by djone
Photos of Jimi with Bob Marley, Brian Jones, Buddy Miles , Carl Wayne, Steve Winwood, John Mayall and Eric Burdon ,Charlie Watts, Noel Redding,Eric Clapton, Isley Brothers , Janis Joplin, Jeremy Thorpe, Keith Richards, Little Richard, Lulu, Mama Cass and Michelle Phillips, Mick Jagger, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, King Curtis and Cornell Dupree, Stephen Stills, The Monkees, and The Who.
Me and Bobby McGee
One day on Mescaline Snow I let him slip away
Hes goin to a place I hope I’ll find
But Id trade all my tomorrows
for one single yesterday
To be holdin Bobbys body next to mine
Freedom’s just another word for
Nothing left to lose
Nothing thats all that Bobby left me
But feeling good was good enough
when Bobby sang the blues
and feelin good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee
It was said that Janis Joplin wrote this song for Jimi Hendrix
They used to shoot up under their eyelids..
She died of an overdose also...
Looks more like Eddie Murphy!
Kris kristofferson wrote Me and Bobby Mcgee
Johnny Allen Hendrix, born in 1942, was a left handed boy with a dream of being a guitarist. In his youth, Jimi would run around his house playing a broom acting as if he were the lead guitar player for B.B. King. In his teenage years, Hendrix was arrested for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice of enlisting in the Army or spending time in prison. In 1961, on May 31st, he joined the Army. He was placed in the 101st Airborne Division and stationed at Fort Campbell, in Kentucky. Hendrix was said to be a horrible soldier, showing no interest in being there. He was known to sleep while on duty and someone always had keep an eye on him. Not soon after, his commanding officer requested that Hendrix be discharged from the military and, after only serving one year in the Army, Jimi was released. His time in the service was not a total loss, while he was there he met a man by the name of Billy Cox and together they formed their first band, “The King Casuals”. They became rather popular in the UK, but Jimi was beginning to branch off into a different direction.
He paid his dues.
One day on Mescaline Snow??????
It’s “One Day up near Salinas”
Jimi is still my all time favorite artist. I may just put on some his stuff tonight to keep me company.
By the way...that's not Little Richard in post 1.
Well thats how we use to sing it...
I just thought it was something you might have used ...
I once read an autobiography DAndelion — she knew Jimi, he was tripping at her house in London days before he died. Druggies don’t understand the limbic brain. It’s easy to tun off the animal brain functions of heart and breathing by just taking a bit too much.
I didn't think so either. Do you know who he is?
I didn't think so either. Do you know who he is?
No. Jimi worked with so many R&B bands in the years leading up to his success, that it could be any number of headliners he worked with. Notice the 'processed' hair style. That was near universal among black R&B artists of the day.
The guy in the photo has some resemblance to Little Richard, but I really don't think it's him.
He looks amazingly good in those pics. Before the bad days when he “found his roots”. Gotta share these with my wife.
Best guitarist that couldn’t tune his guitar.
Jim Hendrix did not play a guitar. Hendrix dominated and drove a guitar like a Mack Truck with total control of those strings. “Purple Haze”
Janis Joplin had a bass raspy voice (cigarettes and whiskey) with lyrics that went to your soul and deepest emotions. “Pearl the Album”
Jim Morrison (The Doors) was was absolute magic on stage. “Light My Fire”
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) had a voice that was like the edge of red hot knife. “White Rabbit”
I do not like their politics, but sweet mother of god they could sing and play.
Oh, he could tune his Strat okay but he didn't need to the way he could stretch the strings. Tuning that guitar was a waste of time anyway with him using the "wah-wah" bar so much.
Jimi Hendrix on guitar with Billy Cox on Bass. They both met as paratroopers in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Cambell, KY.
The building's architecture is pretty bizarre.
... but they never wrote back. :-(
Anyone with his talent that had to endure opening for the Monkess and getting booed off the stage...paid his dues.
I have a licensed version on my Peavey guitar.
“By the way...that’s not Little Richard in post 1.
I didn’t think so either. Do you know who he is? “
Look again, very carefully.
IT’S LITTLE RICHARD!
I can recall when Little Richard was a Top 40 artist, can you? I think I know him when I see him. That ain't him.
Compare that pic with the one at post 1 and see that the face isn't the same. I actually think the guy in that pic is from one of the other early bands that Jimi played with. Might be Curtis Knight (center):
Here's one of Jimi onstage with Little Richard (Jimi at left):
The singer is the picture is Wilson Pickett.
That’s true. Those old setups were a harsh mistress.
I know I didn't link that correctly but check out the picture on Wilson's Wiki bio... Kinda looks like Eddie Murphy doesn't he. Also Jimi played in Wilson's band on the chitlin circuit for a while. Plus I've seen that picture of the two of them together before... Game, Set, Match :)
Well, I'll be damned. You're right. That's him (pic from the same show, as found on Bing image search):
J. Morrison used to hang out at the Whiskey to watch V. Morrison and his stage presence.
V. was notorious for stage fright, I have to think that J. was taking lessons not related to performance, but more so to musicality.
Yeah, I see that now, but you've got me mixed up with the other guy on the thread. I'm the one who said the picture at post 1 wasn't Little Richard.
I honestly didn't know who it was.
Oops, sorry ‘bout that :)
James Marshall Hendrix
Heh...I know what you mean. I'll bet Eddie Murphy thinks it's Eddie Murphy ;-)
I wonder of Wilson Picket was "friends" with Eddie Murphy's Mom?
Looks like it, but he sure didn't get his dad's good looks, did he? LOL
It's Wilson Pickett.
There's no such thing. You mean "whammy bar", a colloquialism for the tremolo bar. The wah-wah is an effects pedal. Hendrix used one a fair amount, but he wasn't completely consumed by it (like, say, Metallica's Kirk Hammett......man drives me nuts; can't seem to play a lead without using one).
Any narcotic is best injected in the mainline vein inside your elbow....the one the nurse thumps when drawing blood
Register blood....draw back plunger and fire away....
If one must that is.....
Most hospitals either use intramuscular or they take 1-2 minutes to very slowly inject opiates intravenous
No one fires up in their eyelids....
Maybe smaller veins in the limbs when the big one wears out for William Burroughs types
I was there Jackson MS in 67 or 68 as an 11 year old and didnt realize it was Hendrix till Stand Next to my Fire.....he was not booed though
Most if the teeny boppers were simply stunned
Now by the time Jimi died....i still remember it...under the sweetgum tree listening to WJDX 102.9 THE ROCK.....news broke in....on my transistor....they all died that year....Morrison the next year
By 1970 i knew Axis Bold as Love by heart.....i was that little indian brave...
I saw Jimi Hendrix in concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum May 11, 1969.
They finished with Voodoo Child
He was very fast.
He asked the crowd to quit coming up to the stage and flashing their flashcubes.
When they didn't, he dedicated the next song with, "some people never learn."
There's ample evidence he was murdered.
A liquid chick from Boulder "Satini" stayed after to give him a lovely parting gift.
What is there now, a Bieber.
“By the way...that’s not Little Richard in post 1.”
Looks more like Dave from Sam and Dave; but why would they be on the same bill? BTW according to Richard, Jimi was his opening act on many concert tours.
When Hendrix produced Purple Haze in 1967 I knew then I wanted to learn how to play guitar . I traded my motorbike for a Fender Strat and Amp and went to town on it . Three years later I had my own band and I’ve been rockin’ ever since . I was fortunate to see Jimmi four times in concert including at Woodstock which I consider his worse preformance ever . He’s still one of my favorite all time guitar players ever and I still play Purple Haze when I am entertaining at parties .
Little Richard is a hoot. Jimi was just a hired hand when he worked with him. Little Richard never let him do any such thing as open for him. As Jimi tells it, he and the other players would get raked over the coals by LR every time they did the slightest thing to draw attention to themselves onstage.
Jimi didn't make a name for himself until long after he'd left Little Richard and the chitlin circuit. He fronted his first band while he was in New York, from about '64 to '65. It was called Jimmy James and The Blue Flames. It was while playing with that band, that he was discovered by Chas Chandler, who got him his first real record deal.
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