- Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
[ Became Charlie Famous Feeling Had Hendrix Heroes How Jimi Might Parker Romantic Seventeen Since Star These Think Thought]
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- Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he?
[ Brilliant Jimi Nor]
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- I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
[ Committed Conventional Decided Exit Jimi Just Suicide Think Wanted Way]
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- I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody. Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
[ Beatles Because Hendrix Heroes Jimi Liked Melody Much Still]
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- Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
[ Good Got Guy Into Jimi Just Tell Til Way]
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- I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks.
[ Also Ball Bucks Come Down Gig Hendrix Him Jimi Offered Played Point Pounds Retaliation Sit Week Which Would]
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- Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
[ Could Hendrix Jimi Look Never Off Pull Quite Secretly Wanted]
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- But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place.
[ Believe Cat Did Ever First Freak Guitar Had Head Heard Hendrix Him His Jimi Last Man Place Playing Really Stuff Take Then]
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- He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself!
[ Called Compliment Crying Did Doing Fact Few Himself Huge Jimi Keep Loved Paid Play Saw Similar Something Sometimes Song Thinking Times Told Us]
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- I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.
[ Against Always Am Artist Bob Davis Doing Every Get Going Got Grain Great Heat Hendrix Jimi Leader Leaders Marley Means Miles Right Something]
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- I watched Janis one time - we opened for her - and that's the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.
[ Before Died Essence Ever Got Hendrix Her Him Hours Janis Jimi Left Only Opened Saw Side Stage Stand Then Time Two Watch Watched]
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- And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time.
[ Back Came Complex Diamond England Everybody Everyone Featuring Hendrix Jimi Kind Know Neil Popular Put Right Soundtrack Through Time Um Very]
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- Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me.
[ Free Hendrix Jimi Loud Pepper Played Real Sergeant]
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- I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
[ Becoming Both Clapton Eric Friends Had Hendrix Influenced Jimi Playing Pleasure Very Whom]
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- I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a very big influence on my early stuff.
[ Admit Always Been Big Early First Influence Jimi Stuff Very]
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- Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.
[ Always Everything Favorite Guitarists Hendrix His Into Jimi Just Kid Knew Lloyd Mentor Pounding Richard Television]
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- I thought Jimi Hendrix... was just phenomenal.
[ Hendrix Jimi Just Phenomenal Thought]
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- I never really got to know Jimi as a person.
[ Got Jimi Know Never Person Really]
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- Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.
[ Always Everywhere Jammed Jimi Just Many New Out Played Scene Times Together Went York]
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- Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar, then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it. Jimi was just different.
[ Around Could Destroy Different Guitar Guy His Jimi Just Love Nobody Sudden Then Try Turn Understand Why Would]
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- The best thing I ever heard was in the '60s. I heard Jimi Hendrix play 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' after a rehearsal, and it was brilliant.
[ After Best Brilliant Ever Grass Grow Hear Heard Hendrix Jimi Play Rehearsal Thing]
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