Jeff Beck on Encountering Jimi Hendrix For The First Time

Jimi and Jeff

When guitar players get together it’s usually a matter of both camaraderie and competition. But some of the greatest cite Jimi Hendrix’s arrival in London during September of 1966 as a galvanizing moment.

On meeting Jimi, Jeff says:

“I was intimidated by Jimi when I first saw him. But when I put myself together coming out of this small club I just thought, ‘What are you gonna do? Are you going to fight or fly?’ And there wasn’t anything else I wanted to do. And the fact that he’d actually knew me at all was enough to get me through”

 

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