Jimi and Sir Paul Recording Together? Yes, There Was a Chance.

Posted 10 May 2013 in Music + TV News

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Jimi, Sir Paul …. and Miles Davis?!

Could we have seen an album recorded by a band that included both Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney. Well, it might have been closer to reality than you ever dreamed.  And those two weren’t the only giant names that might have been included.

The story takes us back to October 21st, 1969.  Mr. Hendrix was putting together a band to record some new music. He had three of the four pieces he wanted. He would of course be on guitar. The drummer would have been jazz great Tony Williams.  On trumpet, why of course it had to be Miles Davis….. and it was.

Jimi need a bass player and on the date stated above he sent the following telegram to Paul McCartney via the Beatles Apple Records home in London, England. Here’s how it read.

 “We are recording and LP together this weekend in NewYork. 
How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212.
Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.”Britain Hendrix McCartney Davis

The telegram has been part of the nostalgia in the Hard-Rock Cafe memorabilia collection for nearly two decades but is just now getting some significant exposure.  The head historian of the famous Cafe, Jeff Nolan was recently asked about it.

“It’s not something you hear about a lot. Major Hendrix connoisseurs are aware of it. It would have been one of the most insane supergroups. These four cats certainly reinvented their instruments and the way they’re perceived.” 

The telegram is currently on display at the Prague Hard-Rock location.

..What could have been…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Larry Carta


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