The First Time Hendrix Set His Guitar on Fire
Crazy as it may seem in hindsight, Hendrix was due to open for Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck and The Walker Brothers. Then again, everything had happened so fast that while London's hipsters and musician set knew all about Hendrix's prowess, the public barely had been introduced to this new American guitar genius.
It was the fall of 1966 when Chas Chandler, on a tip from Keith Richards, brought Hendrix to England where he played the hippest clubs in London, picking up rave reviews form his peers. Management found him a flat in Montagu Square (it belonged to Ringo Starr) and that was his base for this vital period in developing as a showman, as much as a guitarist. more on this story
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