According to The Independent, the final interview given by JIMI HENDRIX is to be broadcast on radio in its entirety today on the 43rd anniversary of his death (September 18). The interview will be broadcast on digital station TeamRock Radio at 6pm this evening.
The half-hour exchange took place in London’s Cumberland Hotel five days before the great guitarist was found dead at an apartment in Notting Hill in 1970 at the age of 27.
Keith Altham, the journalist who conducted the interview, saw Hendrix perform three days after he first arrived in England in 1966 and knew him for much of his final four years.
“He was an extraordinary force and used that guitar like a third arm, he was like two people on one guitar,” he told The Independent. “He was an assimilation of all the music styles he had been through in his early career when he had played with the ISLEY BROTHERS and IKE & TINA TURNER and LITTLE RICHARD. He wasn’t just a blues guitarist or a jazz guitarist or a rock and roll guitarist – he was all of them rolled into one.”
Read more at The Independent.