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Hendrix, Amen Corner and the Swinging Sixties

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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:06 UK time, Thursday, 12 August 2010

I've had a couple of weeks off from my regular spot on Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show, talking about moments from Welsh music history.

She's been busy filling her show with quality features - a session and chat with The Blackout and - this Saturday from 6pm - an in-depth, fascinating chat with James Dean Bradfield.

But next week I'll be back on the airwaves, all being well, talking about one of the greatest tours ever to career round the UK. Headlined by Jimi Hendrix and with an all-star line-up including Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, this was a superb bill in anyone's estimation.

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You can read all about it here.

As part of the preparation for the piece, I went to interview Allan Jones, saxophonist of Amen Corner. He professed prior to the interview that he couldn't remember a lot of the 1960s, but he was a brilliant interviewee. The tales and the memories came thick and fast, including the time when Hendrix actually played bass for the band.

You can read Allan's interview here.

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