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Hendrix: The Gigs That Changed History – #4 Regent Polytechnic

London, October 1, 1966

It was Hendrix vs Clapton. And there was only one winner.

Jack Bruce (Cream bassist): I was in a pub in Charing Cross Road, and this guy came up to me and said: “Hi, my name’s Jimi Hendrix. I wanna sit in with your band.” Which was practically unheard of to us. So I said: “Yeah, it’s all right with me if it’s all right with the other guys.” We walked over to the gig...

Eric Clapton (Cream guitarist): He was very, very flash, even in the dressing room. He stood in front of the mirror, combing his hair, and asked if he could play a couple of numbers. 

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