[Slowhand] Here is a story I have not heard before...
jnt.elliott at comcast.net
Thu Aug 5 18:52:58 EDT 2010
I remember McCartney recounting the story about Hendrix playing Peppers the
weekend they released it but don't remember him telling the other piece
about Clapton. A little embellishment perhaps?
From: Dave McAffee [mailto:davemcaffee at hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 12:57 PM
To: Slowhand Digest
Subject: [Slowhand] Here is a story I have not heard before...
At a recent concert Paul McCartney recounted...
McCartney stopped the show several times to recount stories from his past,
which are timeless pieces of rock and roll history from a man who lived it.
He told a story about how Jimi Hendrix decided to do a live cover Sgt.
Pepper's shortly after its release and that he and the rest of The Beatles
were in the audience. He went on to explain that Hendrix added a lot to the
guitar solos, frivolously utilizing his whammy bar and putting his guitar
all out of tune. McCartney said that it got so bad that Hendrix asked if
Eric [Clapton] was in the crowd to come help him re-tune, and Clapton, after
much coaxing, obliged and got onstage to tune Hendrix's guitar so he could
finish the show.
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