40 years ago yesterday…Jimi Hendrix jammed publicly for the last time

 
 
 
 
 

  

Jimi Hendrix

On September 16, 1970, Jimi Hendrix jammed with Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie Scott’s Pub in London in an informal jam session that would be Jimi’s last public performance.  He died sometime after midnight on September 18, 1970 at his girlfriends house.   

At the time of the last jam at Ronnie Scott’s, Hendrix was allegedly talking with Eric Burdon (member of the band War at the time) and Chas Chandler (Jimi’s former manager and friend) about leaving Mike Jeffery (Jimi’s manager at that time).  Among the reasons Jimi wanted to leave Jeffery was the fact that Jimi felt creativley stfiled and Jimi suspected him of sobotaging some of his performances by spiking his drinks.    Conspircay theorists had thought that Jeffery may have had a hand in Jimi’s death but charges were never brought against him. 

Ironically on the same date in 1967, his debut album ‘Are you Experienced’ entered the charts for the first time. marking the beginning of his meteroic rise in rock. 

  

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