Engelbert Humperdinck: “Jimi Hendrix saved my show!”
Crooner Engelbert on how Jimi became his guitarist – for one night only.
A couple of Jimi’s musicians used to play with me before they were with him. In the early sixties, when I was becoming established in the United Kingdom, I had Noel Redding and the drummer Eric Dillon [who later joined Redding in Fat Mattress] in my band. Later on, when promoters wanted to introduce a foreign act into the UK they would put them on with an established artist.