Rare Jimi Hendrix Photo from Micky Dolenz
Posted 7/11/2012 2:45:00 PM

Mickey Dolenz recently dug into his old collection of personal photographs and posted this rare shot of Jimi Hendrix hanging out in their hotel room. The photo was taking during the Monkees 1967 World Tour.

Hendrix was only on that tour for two weeks. On paper, it sounded like a good idea. Hendrix had already made a big impact over seas, but had yet to score in the states. The Monkees actually loved Hendrix and asked him to be a part of their tour. Unfortunately, the Monkees crowd was not the fit that either artist had thought.

Monkees drummer/vocalist Mickey Dolenz later commented, “Jimi would amble out onto the stage, fire up the amps and break into ‘Purple Haze,’ and the kids in the audience would instantly drown him out with ‘We want Davy!’ (Monkees vocalist Davy Jones)—God, it was embarrassing.”

Posted By: Pat  

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