THE BEATLES were huge in the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll scene in London – but did they ever become friends with blues guitarist Jimi Hendrix?
The Beatles dominated the musical landscape of the 1960s – especially in the UK. Jimi Hendrix landed in London in 1966, where he was a huge hit with blues and rock fans. Jimi died shortly after this arrival, in 1970, but during his short stint in London did he become friends with The Beatles?
The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix were certainly friends, though Jimi and Sir Ringo Starr’s relationship was a little trickier.
Jimi arrived in London on September 24, 1966, after impressing his later-manager Chas Chandler.
In London, Jimi made some incredible music and performed some huge gigs, with his first taking place the same night of his arrival at The Scotch of St James nightclub.
After this, Jimi’s music went from strength to strength and he recorded a great deal of music in the country’s capital city.