When Jimi Hendrix Supported The Monkees
What's easy to forget is, in the middle of '67, Hendrix wasn't yet a rock star in America. Earlier in the year, he'd begun to accumulate a following (especially among rock's elite) and he'd set his guitar (and the music world) on fire during his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. But, the Experience hadn't scored a mainstream hit in the U.S. yet and they were looking to expand their audience.
Being part of the musical community, the guys in The Monkees were already fans of Hendrix's music and performances. Micky Dolenz recalled seeing him in New York, while Mike Nesmith was introduced to him through a Beatle. more on this story
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