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40 Years ago, I was ten. Hendrix died...

Tim Leaning 11 Mar 10 - 04:27 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Mar 10 - 04:40 AM
Dave the Gnome 11 Mar 10 - 04:51 AM
Hamish 11 Mar 10 - 04:54 AM
fat B****rd 11 Mar 10 - 05:05 AM
Brakn 11 Mar 10 - 05:12 AM
GUEST,Ed 11 Mar 10 - 05:22 AM
Tim Leaning 11 Mar 10 - 05:36 AM
Paco O'Barmy 11 Mar 10 - 05:51 AM
catspaw49 11 Mar 10 - 06:16 AM
bubblyrat 11 Mar 10 - 08:34 AM
Becca72 11 Mar 10 - 10:42 AM
frogprince 11 Mar 10 - 11:07 AM
Banjiman 11 Mar 10 - 11:28 AM
Little Hawk 11 Mar 10 - 11:30 AM
Will Fly 11 Mar 10 - 11:36 AM
Becca72 11 Mar 10 - 12:44 PM
Fortunato 11 Mar 10 - 01:41 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 11 Mar 10 - 02:05 PM
Terry McDonald 11 Mar 10 - 02:30 PM
The Villan 11 Mar 10 - 02:31 PM
Joe Offer 11 Mar 10 - 03:10 PM
The Villan 11 Mar 10 - 03:15 PM
mkebenn 11 Mar 10 - 03:21 PM
vectis 11 Mar 10 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,eric the viking 12 Mar 10 - 04:49 PM
olddude 12 Mar 10 - 04:54 PM
Jim McLean 12 Mar 10 - 05:11 PM
Neil D 13 Mar 10 - 12:46 AM
Lonesome EJ 13 Mar 10 - 12:28 PM
Commander Crabbe 13 Mar 10 - 09:00 PM
GUEST,Shimrod 14 Mar 10 - 10:34 AM
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Subject: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 04:27 AM

Yup!
40 Years ago I was ten, and Jimi Hendrix died...


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 04:40 AM

Gee, let me see: does that mean you're 50?


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 04:51 AM

I had just turned 17 and was devastated!


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Hamish
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 04:54 AM

I was 16 and whilst I really rated Voodoo Chile and Watchtower, I hadn't really figured him out yet.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 05:05 AM

I was 22 and,quite frankly, hadn't 'got it'. Also I was surrounded by people (all male) going on about 'endricks.
Now older and a little wiser I know better. I still love Hey Joe and Angel in particular.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 05:12 AM

The night Hendrix died or probably the night after I was singing in a "pop group" in Minety Village Hall, Wiltshire. We did Hey Joe and Purple Haze that night and I still have the poster. On Radio Luxembourg that night I first heard the Last Poets.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 05:22 AM

Sorry if I'm missing something here, but Hendrix died on 18th September 1970 which isn't 40 years ago yet.

I was 3...


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 05:36 AM

That's ok Ed.
Its not important.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Paco O'Barmy
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 05:51 AM

There's a 'new' Hendrix album out this week would you believe.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 06:16 AM

When I was 10, Buddy Holly died........I pretty much got it even then.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: bubblyrat
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 08:34 AM

Well,the year Hendrix died,I was 23, and ,whilst I'd heard of him (it would have been hard not to),I wasn't exactly into that kind of music ,and am still not !! What was far more heartbreaking for ME that year was that July 30th saw the last ever issue of the daily Rum Ration to sailors in the Royal Navy,after which, I have to say,that once-proud service has been in decline !


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Becca72
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 10:42 AM

40 years ago was 2 years before I was born...


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 11:07 AM

Kendell! Jacqui! The baby is playing on the computer again!


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Banjiman
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 11:28 AM

I was 5 and completely oblivious to Hendrix, I had started Morris Dancing though (I don't anymore!) ..... Hamish, I hadn't realised that you are THAT old!


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 11:30 AM

I didn't take much notice of it at the time, although I did like his music reasonably well. I bought several of his albums in the early 70s. Some of his lyrics were quite interesting, and I always loved the cover art on "Axis: Bold as Love".

The musician's death that really hit me was when John Lennon was killed in 1980. That was quite a shock.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 11:36 AM

A music publisher's accountant rushes into the Director's office shouting, "Boss, boss - good news and bad news! Elvis has died and we're making millions!"

"So what's the bad news?"

"Glenn Miller's landed and he wants his royalties..."


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Becca72
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 12:44 PM

LOL Frogprince!


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Fortunato
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 01:41 PM

Tim,

Murray MacCloud asked me to reassure you, as I did for him in the matter of Elvis' death, that you were not reponsible for Mr. Hendrix' demise. Your tenth birthday and Jimmy's death were unrelated events, and you are not a person of interest in this matter.

You may relinquish any feelings of guilt or responsibilty.

chance


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 02:05 PM

Very good, Will!   LOL :0)


Jimi Hendrix is alive and well and living in my house! He's on the wall in my son's bedroom....and he sings and plays in my daughter's room too.

So far he's not turned up at tea time, but.........


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 02:30 PM

I've just noticed that tomorrow's the 55th anniversary of Charlie Parker's death - I bought my first ever copy of the Melody Maker that week and it was the headline story.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 02:31 PM

Joseph P Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy was killed when his plane blew up and I was a twinkle in my dad's eyes.

Glen Miller was killed when the RAF bombers shot his plane down, and my mother was well and truly up the duff.

When was I born?


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 03:10 PM

You're really, really old, Les....unless your dad's eyes twinkled for a long, long time.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 03:15 PM

I think it was a long twinkle until he got home for a quicky on leave from the navy.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: mkebenn
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 03:21 PM

I remember, and it seemed Morrison and Joplin died at the same time. Mike


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: vectis
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 06:38 PM

I cried buckets when Jimi died, I had even managed to get a fast chat with him as he came offstage at the Isle of Wight Festival soon before.
Lovely chap and a stupid waste for him to die so young.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 04:49 PM

I saw him at the Isle of Wight. (Sort of, quite near the front, tired and a bit spacey, I think I had a great time) My mate and I had travelled by train to Portsmouth, got there very late, had a couple of beers, dodged the tars who were out for trouble, slept on a bench seat in the fortified walls, got woken up by a sub passing to find we were on a seat with water all around us,got the first ferry across to Ryde and then across to afton down for the do)

On the night Jimmi died I was in London and saw the newspapers on the Saturday evening. I was 21.

I was really sad about it. He changed my perception of guitar in pop music.

His death also marked a big change in my life. I still have the 45rpm that was put out in the few weeks after with Hey joe, All along the Watchtower and Voodo chille. I've also still got all the obits.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: olddude
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 04:54 PM

hmmm I was 16 I guess the power of 2's going on this time ... maybe we can get the fib sequence :-)


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Jim McLean
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 05:11 PM

I was in a pub in London with Dominic Behan and Chas Chandler, middle 1960s, when Chas told us he had just signed up an amazing chap called Jimmie Hendrix.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago ,I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Neil D
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:46 AM

We have a winner.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago, I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:28 PM

The perception that Hendrix was a perpetual druggie is wrong, I believe. I even had a friend, who should know better, tell me Jimi's headband was soaked in LSD so he could stay high all the time.
Jimi Hendrix was not a heroin addict. He was the victim of the uppers and downers syndrome that many musicians deal with to get to sleep after perfromances and stay up when exhausted. His girlfriend, Monika Danisson, had a German sleeping pill prescription that was much stronger than the pills Hendrix was used to dealing with, and he accidentally od'd.
He and Joplin, who did die of a heroin overdose, died a short space apart in 1970. Morrison died in 1971.


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago, I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 09:00 PM

I was 15 and left school before I was expelled for lack of attendance.

Started guitar one and a half years later, haven't stopped yet!

CC


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago, I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 10:34 AM

I make a point of not crying when someone famous dies - I view it as an aspect of the pathetic 'celebrity worship' which seems to have taken over the world. I suppose if the 'celeb.' happened to be someone I knew well, and was fond of, I might make an exception ...possibly ...


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Subject: RE: 40 Years ago, I was ten. Hendrix died...
From: Willie-O
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 11:40 AM

Glenn Miller wasn't exactly "shot down" by the RAF. It's recently been concluded--because someone finally realized that they'd seen it happen--that his plane was off course and had strayed into a dangerous section of the English Channel. The area was the designated dumping zone for bombers returning from missions, which still had un-dropped bombs on board, to dispose of them in the Channel. Unfortunately a Lancaster dropped its bombs directly onto Miller's low-flying plane. Talk about bad luck. A crew member in a third plane in the area observed the incident--don't know why it wasn't reported at the time, or if it was, connected with Miller's disappearance.   

Hendrix. I was fourteen. Didn't quite make an impression on me until later.

W-O


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