Sir Paul McCartney Honors Jimi Hendrix

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jimihendrix Sir Paul McCartney Honors Jimi Hendrix

[lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] musician and singer, Sir [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm], is obviously famous for his stint with the ‘Fab Four’, his opinion on animal advocacy, and his obsession with English football. But did you know he is also a hardcore [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] fan?

Accordingly, McCartney led the Sunday audience at the Isle of Wight festival on a psychedelic tribute to the late [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm].

Click more to see what song he played and what McCartney has to say about Jimi!

[pullquote quote="I was really lucky to know Jimi and hang out with him a little bit in the 60s, he was a great guy" credit="former Beatle, Paul McCartney"]

Sir [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] “put a spell” on the Isle of Wight audience when he played the druggy, trippy, electric guitar masterpiece, “Purple Haze.” McCartney told the audience stories about [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] including that he also played the Isle of Wight festival a few weeks before he died.

“I was really lucky to know Jimi and hang out with him a little bit in the 60s, he was a great guy,” said McCartney.

Sir Paul McCartney also told the audience about how he jammed out with Jimi: “The biggest tribute we had from him was we released 1967 album Sgt. Pepper on Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learned it; how cool was that for me? Very cool.”

“You’ve got me blowin/blowin my mind.” We would have loved to see a ton of [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Beatles [/lastfm] collaborations.

For now, we’ll just have to watch this video of “Purple Haze.”

“Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.”

  • What songs would you have loved to see the [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] work on together? What’s your fav Hendrix song?

[Source: Music-News]

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