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Stone FreeJimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967$
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Jas Obrecht

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469647067

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647067.001.0001

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October 1966

October 1966

A Meeting of the Gods

(p.37) 3: October 1966
Stone Free

Jas Obrecht

University of North Carolina Press

Jimi Hendrix rapidly establishes his presence in Britain’s burgeoning musical scene by “head-cutting” a stunned Eric Clapton during an onstage jam session with Cream. Drummer Mitch Mitchell agrees to join the Experience, and the trio begin rehearsals; this section includes details about the musician’s guitars, basses, strings, picks, effects devices, and Marshall amplification. Prior to embarking on the Experience’s first tour, Hendrix signs the first of several exploitive contracts with Michael Jeffery. During their tour of France, the musicians share hashish, Captagon, and other drugs and earn mixed – and sometimes racist -- reviews in French newspapers. After their triumphant appearance at the Paris Olympia, they return to London and record their first single, “Hey Joe.” In search of a song to put on the 45’s flip-side, Jimi begins songwriting in earnest.

Keywords:   head-cutting, Eric Clapton, Cream, Mitch Mitchell, Experience guitars and basses, drugs, Paris Olympia, “Hey Joe”, songwriting

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