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(TV) Re: hendrix on carson
here's what i remember. i suspect it was the summer of 69 so i would have
just turned 10. friday nites were a big deal in my household. my father was
usually out drinking beer , but my uncle (who was really cool--in '74 he
gave me a copy of eno's "warm jets" & the miles "in concert" double for my
birthday!) came over. anyways on fridays, he'd hang out w/me & we'd watch tv
& get a pizza & i'd get to stay up late. so we were eating pizza & watching
carson & now that i think about it the host was flip wilson. (i used to
watch flip's comedy show on nbc during that era.) i remember jimi wearing
some blue psychedelic outfit playing a white guitar (that i now realize must
have been the woodstock strat) in front of a stack of amps (that i now know
are marshalls). even in my youth i remember the performance striking me as
not being too together. that's why i think it was '69 sky church era. they
either played two songs or started one & stopped & started again. i believe
jimi did go to the couch to banter w/flip. no---he didn't jam w/doc.
i'm sure hendrix scholars can correct my memories of over 30 years ago.
while i've collected a number of hendrix live collectables over the past
year, the tonight show audio has escaped me.
either way, it was a big deal for me. my first good guitar was a '72 start.
i also had a marshall.
(btw, i now have a '65 jazzmaster---tom, thurston.....)
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