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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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February 1967

February 1967

Making a Media Darling

(p.109) 7: February 1967
Stone Free

Jas Obrecht

University of North Carolina Press

In interviews, Jimi credits Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and other influences; discusses his band’s approach to performing; and disses the Monkees. As the Experience tours extensively in the U.K., the band receives widespread coverage in music magazines and local British newspapers, but mishaps and the relentless pace take their toll on Jimi, Mitch, and Noel. In studio sessions, the band completes “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Purple Haze.” With his Fender Stratocaster out of commission, Jimi records his iconic “Purple Haze” solos with a standard-strung, flipped-over, right-handed Fender Telecaster. A publishing agreement signed on February 16 confirms that Hendrix has composed more than a dozen of his most enduring songs during a six-week period. Writing for Melody Maker, Paul McCartney pens a rave review of the newly-released “Purple Haze” single by “the great Twinkle Teeth Hendrix!”

Keywords:   Robert Johnson, “I Don’t Live Today”, Paul McCartney, Monkees, Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Twinkle Teeth Hendrix, Melody Maker, publishing agreement

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