Jimi Hendrix arrives in London and blows Eric Clapton away
When Jimi Hendrix arrived on the grey shores of little old England in 1966 the nation was not ready for the kind of spiralling, Kaleidoscopic musical wonder that emanated from his guitar. His first gig at Bag O’ Nails would send shockwaves through Britain’s rock royalty but at one special jam session, he would dethrone the King of Britain’s scene Eric Clapton. He blew him away.
Hendrix was always desperate to get over to the new mecca of music, London and all its alluring delights. But even he, with all his parcelled talent, could not have expected the reception he would receive when he did eventually touch down.
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