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Jimi Hendrix plays Worcester
Your memories of when Jimi Hendrix played the Gaumont cinema in Worcester - including one from a man who met the rock legend in Boots, and got him to sign his album!
Ian Perks saw the gig, and met Hendrix while out shopping
He was absolutely sensational - it was one of those 'once in a lifetime' experiences.
The way that guitar was played was just phenomenal, and the atmosphere.
I'd seen other shows at the Gaumont - what I'd class a teenybopper type shows - but to experience the whole (Hendrix) thing was unreal.
He was my idol, and what actually happened was on the afternoon of the concert I went to buy the album "Are Your Experienced", and then while we were walking through Boots, Hendrix actually tapped me on the shoulder and signed his autograph on the album cover.
In those days about a third of the Boots store was dedicated to selling records.
I'm told the signed album is worth a couple of hundred pounds now.
Chris from Worcester on who Hendrix was supporting
He was absolutely fantastic, but I don't think he was top of the bill - that was Englebert Humpidinck.
What makes me think it was Englebert Humperdinck was that there were some ladies in front of us and they were moaning about Hendrix, because they wanted to see Englebert.
We wanted to see Hendrix and there was a bit of a battle going on.
We were in about the fifth or sixth row from the front, and he was very good.
I think he was a lot before his time really, I just think he was brilliant.
He was a bit more outrageous than the normal people we used to see.
last updated: 21/02/2008 at 15:17