[Slowhand] McCartney Tale Sounds Bogus
dhubrex at powersys.com
Fri Aug 6 13:21:56 EDT 2010
What? Hendrix didn't know how to tune??? C'mon...
From: Nicholas Aleshin [mailto:deltanick at comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:07 PM
To: Slowhand Digest
Subject: [Slowhand] McCartney Tale Sounds Bogus
>> 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. <<
This is funny, Why is it that I am hearing this for the very first time in 2010. I saw Clapton and Hendrix back in the 1960s several times. The story sounds bogus.
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