Jimi Hendrix Record Collection

These photos are from Montagu Square when we were just beginning the collection. The record player belonged to Ringo Starr                         Later on we built up a bigger collection.   This is an extract from an article in Guitar Player magazine (1 Apr 1996) Listening… Continue reading Jimi Hendrix Record Collection

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Roger Mayer and Jimi Hendrix

This is an excerpt from my book. Musicians used to come to Brook Street, as they had to Upper Berkeley Street, to visit, and one frequent and welcome caller was Roger Mayer. Roger was an experimenter for the Royal Navy Scientific Service, working in the field of vibration and acoustic analysis systems. I never completely… Continue reading Roger Mayer and Jimi Hendrix

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Keith Moon and the High Numbers

Angie King and I had been taken by the Animals to see the High Numbers at the Scene club. The dark, smoky, underground room, big enough to hold 200 people between its black walls if they stood close enough together, was exploding with noise as we came through the door. The walls were painted black… Continue reading Keith Moon and the High Numbers

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Jimi Hendrix and Ethel Floon

I bought Jimi a puppy for his 25th birthday present. Jimi was delighted and Ethel Floon became a member of the family. He called her ‘Queen of Ears’. Everyone loved Ethel, despite the fact that she was quite incapable of actually hitting any newspaper we laid out for her to relieve herself on and always managed… Continue reading Jimi Hendrix and Ethel Floon

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Grapefruit Launch Party

In January 1968 Jimi and I were invited to the press launch of a band called Grapefruit, who were associated with John Lennon and named after Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit. Jimi and I were not going to go, but at the last minute Brian Jones turned up at our flat and went to great lengths… Continue reading Grapefruit Launch Party

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Jimi Hendrix and Michael X

This is an excerpt from my book. Jimi didn’t seem to have any clear-cut political ideas, just a vague belief that everyone should try to get along with each other. Some of the black activists, on both sides of the Atlantic, used to criticise him for having a white girlfriend, which made him very angry.… Continue reading Jimi Hendrix and Michael X

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