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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.

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